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San Solomon Springs/ Balmorhea State Park

By Event Leaders | May 12, 2020

By Lee Vincent An oasis in west Texas San Solomon Springs has provided water for humans and animals for thousands of years. Native Americans also used the springs before explorers and settlers came to the area. In 1849, the springs were known as Mescalero Springs, for the Mescalero Apache who watered their horses here. Mexican…

Mystical Iceland Tour

By Event Leaders | May 12, 2020

By Annie Wohadlo and BCO   Being like-minded about adventures, BCO members love to travel together. Given it is a large club with various interests and activities at home in Houston, some BCO trip takers find they meet fellow BCO members for the first time in an exotic locale, which occurred among some of the…

The 9 top Outdoor Romantic Dates for Valentine’s in the Bayou City

By Event Leaders | May 12, 2020

By Kelly Howard You are lucky in love if you have someone special who shares your out-of-doors interests & adventures. Are you an outdoor neophyte? You’ll look like a Houstonian green space guru with our list! If you are currently flying solo, remember: get out there and do all the things that make you happy.…

Where to Get Lucky in Houston

By Event Leaders | May 12, 2020

By Kelly Howard In March, we all benefit from the luck of the Irish, especially around St. Paddy’s Day, but turns out there is luck all around us in the Houston area. See where you might find the best of luck in the Bayou City.   Parade to Pub: Houston’s St. Patrick’s Parade, starting downtown…

Memorial Day — School’s Out and Outside is In

By Event Leaders | May 12, 2020

By Kelly Howard As a kid, Memorial Day marked the end of school & the beginning of summer. It was the time for outdoor socials. Watermelon, hotdogs & icecream ruled the daily menu. Our tastes may have matured, but the desire to enjoy the outdoors hasn’t changed. As a salute to summers gone by, we…

4 Common Fears about Learning to SUP

By Event Leaders | May 12, 2020

By Rob Casey — SUP Instructor, Photographer & Guidebook Author, Seattle, WA, United States   As an instructor, potential customers regularly express fears about SUP that have kept them off the water. We work with those folks to reduce their fears by discussing our methods of reducing potential stress.   (People tell me) I have…

A happy hiker has happy feet

By Aniko M | May 12, 2020

By Kelly Howard Two miles left and the only thing I could think about was trying to step softly, my feet HURT. No way around it, I had done a really bad job of caring for my feet on (and before) this three day trip. I was using my trekking poles to step as gingerly…

Training for the BP MS 150 Ride

By Aniko M | May 12, 2020

By Kelly Howard   So, you want to ride the MS 150 from Houston to Austin to benefit multiple sclerosis but you have no idea when, where, what, why and most importantly — how to start preparing. Have no fear! MS 150 Team Bayou City Outdoors is here to tell you everything single little thing…

10 Great Camping Spots Near Big Cities

By Aniko M | May 12, 2020

By Andrew Binkley Heading to one of these big cities anytime soon? Make sure you get a little “nature away” time with this great list! Every city-dweller loves a good getaway. Spending time in nature is often as easy as finding a local park or quiet place. Every major urban center offers some great camping…

Biking 101 & the Bayou City

By Aniko M | May 12, 2020

By Kelly Howard I didn’t do a lot of biking before BCO, most of my exercise was street skating and I kind of felt superior to bikes. (Sorry, I shouldn’t admit that but it was a skater thing). I just assumed that skating was a lot more exercise than biking. Did I learn differently! My…