And on the Sixteenth of April, in the Southeast Metropolitan Park of Austin, Texas, the most glorious check steps to ever grace the park were completed. Not since fifteen years prior have such beautiful check steps ever been installed in the
At the time of writing this entry, the Trails Across Texas Crew has spent an entire month of our lives in Cooper Lake State Park. Cooking, eating, cleaning, sleeping, working, etc. In addition to the routine, we’ve survived a tornado
“Get out of here! Go away. GO. AWAY.” Headlamps flicked on sporadically, and bobbed out of their tents. A handful of strained voices, containing equal parts anger and exhaustion, pierced through the quiet of the cool evening. “Oh my God.
Day 1. No Warblers. Our Field Crew was sent to work in Sunset Valley for two weeks. Sunset Valley is a small city (about a square mile) contained within southern Austin. The City of Sunset Valley wanted us to do some
On April 1st, a beautiful spring day in Texas, the Trails Across Texas (TAT) crew once again rolled northward to Cooper Lake State Park. The sunshine and roadside flowers (bluebonnets, paintbrushes, and firewheels) invigorated the crew after a shortened break.
Northward! The Trails Across Texas (TAT) crew rolled northward this hitch into the prairies and lakes region of Texas to Cooper Lake State Park. The park, a relatively recent addition to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department System, was officially
For our latest blog adventure, we rejoin the TxCC on the Violet Crown Trail. For those who may not know, the Hill Country Conservancy and many other partners have come together to establish a trail system from the Barton Springs Pool
“One man’s unsustainable corrosion is another man’s righteous gnar.” -from an online comment expressing the delicate balance and frustration involved when incorporating erosion control and environmental protection into a well-established and well-loved trail system. Emma Long Metropolitan Park is
Ok, I have a story for you. It’s our third week of work. Week one was a piece of cake, everything was shiny and new, we were busy moving camp, watching the sunset and passing out by 8:30pm. The second
I worked with the Central Texas Trail Tamers which was one of the best experiences of my life. We worked on the Davis Mountains Preserve building a trail going all the way around the side of a mountain side. I