Houston Farmer’s Markets – Grab Your Guide Want more information on Houston’s organic scene? Click here for “Fresh Ideas” a list of markets, community gardens, “pick your own” farms, organic restaurants, and other local treasures. Please enter your name. Please enter a valid email address. Get your Farmer’s Markets Guide Thanks for subscribing! Please check…

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Success! Check your email to find a different place to explore around Houston! While you wait, please keep reading for how to get active outdoors in Houston. Discover Houston Outdoors! The easiest way to get started exploring the great outdoors is with Hiking!  Yes, it does exist in Houston! Hiking There are dirt trails, with…

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We’ll have four nights in Big Bend National Park to explore some of the most scenic country in Texas, heck, the world!
There’s an abundance of natural riches to explore inside the park and activities include hiking, paddling, rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, stargazing, and even a day trip to sunny Mexico. Organized activities will get posted to the BCO calendar as we get closer to the trip date and we’ll also have signup sheets available for each day’s activities, the night before.

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The four-day Inca Trail trek passes through a stunning combination of the region’s ruins, mountainscapes, and cloud forests. Once you catch your first glimpse of Machu Picchu in the early morning light, you’ll know it was all worthwhile. Best of all, since we run our own treks, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment, so you can relax and enjoy the beauty of the region. Explore Peru and hike the Inca trail to Machu Picchu! Your food and equipment are carried for you. You carry a day pack. Hikes are 8-12 miles a day with 2,000 elevation gains. Since we’re going to be a high elevation, we have a 3 day acclimation period. If you experience altitude sickness at any part of the hike, you’re required to descend to a lower elevation.

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In this section we’re going to discuss who has the right of way on trails, trail lingo and the concept of Leave No Trace. Who has the right of way? When you approach another hiker or a biker on the trail, how do you know who should go first? The rules for who has the…

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Hiking in Houston Does Exist! Dirt trails, inside the loop, with twists and turns and even some hills!  Plus so much more in the great Houston area.  Download our FREE hiking workbook to get started. FREE Hiking Workbook Hiking Hiking in Houston does exist!  We know where to go, which trails are less crowded and…

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By Teresa Biggar, BCO Event Leader “We just passed the Dude Wipes.” Oh, the joy of trail talk! When hiking a trail, you tend to look for unusual markers. This is especially the case if you hike in a group with different paces. Those markers are helpful to communicate where you are when checking in…

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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.…

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