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Old 08-28-2011, 06:16 AM   #141
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I am jealous of all you guys that live near some of these beautiful places. I have snowboarded Taos NM and Snowbird UT and Hiked/Camped my way from Austin Tx to Rocky Mtn National Park twice with family, but my normal fair is nowhere near so glamorous as some of the pictures many of you have posted.

I moonlight with a company that puts on endurance trail races in central Texas. I run some, but most of my miles tend to be marking, measuring, and clearing trail for the events. Trails in central Texas are extremely varied. East Texas tends to be pine forests with soft pine lined trails and tree roots to keep your attention. West Texas is mostly flat and boring with some extraordinary places sprinkled about, Davis Mountains, Palo Duro Canyon, half-dozen others. But most of our time is spent in the Hill Country, a geographic transition between the coastal East plains and high West plains. I think the Hill Country most resembles the opening title sequence from MASH. The landscape is rolling hills at a distance with rocky, technical, and unforgiving terrain up close. It is an awful lot of fun.

My favorite place is the Hill Country Natural Area in Bandera, Texas. We put on a 100k event there each January. It is a trip I circle on my calendar each year. In fact I was pretty bummed that I couldn't make it last year, but my second daughter insisted on being born then. Supporting the races usually consists of a 5 or 6, 5 mile hikes over three days or so. The course is ~30mi, but divided between 5 aid stations. Volunteers split the course up and work in teams to mark it, monitor it during the event, and tear down and clean up after. Since the event lasts a full 24 hours we get to see the whole park at all times of the night and day. For about 6years or so it seemed it rained more than not out there. In fact, I bought my Taco because between this race and another we have had a dozen trucks, or so, get stuck and I wanted to have the tool to get out. Recently though we have had pretty dry races. The last three or four years have been dry, but the temp has varied from the high 70's-low 80's (in January) to 8 degrees a few years back. We had coffee freezing in our mugs during that one. I don't have a lot of pictures but this is a link to a tour of the race course: http://www.tejastrails.com/docs/Bandera__Sto.html

Check out tejastrails.com to see other event, they all have pictures somewhere in the page, though the format of each page can be inconsistent so you may have to hunt some.

Anyhow, here in Austin, I have several 3-6 mile trails that I try to rack up 15-25 miles a week on. This summer has been too dry and too hot to get toward that upper number at all, but I am hoping for some relief by mid to late September. I keep telling myself that I will parry all these miles into some kind of trailing for the 50k event in Bandera, finishing that has been a big dream of mine, but the truth is, I think I train just so I can have fun working the race.

Sorry for the long winded post, the first post asked for a story....
Ya, I hear ya man. There really isn't much in Central TX. and the Hill Country here is very decieving at a distance. It all looks like smooth rolling hills at a distance, but get to the trails under the trees or anywhere, and most that have never see it will be like "WTF?!" ahahaha
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:44 AM   #142
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hiking in the Canadian rockies
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:52 PM   #143
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hiking in the Canadian rockies
See now this is what I like about hiking out west. Views are really easy to come by in the Rockies seems like; over here in the East if you want a decent view you gotta go hike up to a bald which are few and far between. On that note I'm hiking up to Gregory Bald in early November and I'll make a trip report.

Also has anyone ever hiked the Roan Highlands? Specifially Grassy Ridge Trail I'm super interested in that hike but it's 5 hours away and I'm out of vacation days to use for travel time, Hope to do it in the spring.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:59 PM   #144
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Pretty tough climb.

Mountain Bridge Wilderness in upstate SC.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:19 PM   #145
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here was my hike today. roughly 13 miles, in 3.5 hours. Did the 10 mile loop last friday. Been hiking at least three times a week for the past 2.5 months. my gps said the elevation gain was 1882 ft, but half the time its wrong.

i get my new boots monday then i have to break them in
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:03 PM   #146
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^^^ where's that?
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:25 AM   #147
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^^^ where's that?
I parked about .5 miles away from the sand dune on pch and, i did the backbone trail up to the la jolla valley trail, then to the chumash trail to the flag, then down the la jolla canyon to my truck.

i did the longer loop of this one
http://www.modernhiker.com/2008/04/2...-jolla-canyon/

I'm going again on sunday if you want to join
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:02 AM   #148
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:10 AM   #149
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Here's some shots from a couple hikes I did last week in Juneau... some are in thumbnails because I was too lazy to resize them, also all were taken from my iphone so a couple are pretty blurry.


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Old 06-07-2012, 11:33 AM   #150
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what trail is this?
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:54 PM   #151
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what trail is this?
The Pines. trail head is by Thatcher school

sorry i didn't call you for an invite... it was kind of spur of the moment with my buddy
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:39 AM   #152
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few pics from this weekend's hike into the indian peaks region..

diamond lake..












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Old 06-30-2012, 05:13 PM   #153
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All those pics look awesome. I have got back into hiking the last few years, just day hikes at the coast or up on the mountain. I wish I had pictures. I am lucky enough to live within an hour drive from the coast to west or the Cascades to the east.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:39 PM   #154
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I've been hiking like crazy lately. I got my new boot a few months ago too.
Here they are new

and now

heres a hike i did on my birthday (in april)

And in lockwood valley in may

and my most recent picture
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:47 PM   #155
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Cool thread! Love all the pictures
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:16 PM   #156
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nice hike I did with my Dad at the north side of Big Bear:



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