hiking trips in texas?

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    Mar 09, 2009 5:43 PM GMT
    i was wondering if any of you go on hiking trips in texas or white water rafting, maybe not necessarily in texas but colorado or new mexico. I am wanting to plan a trip to go white water rafting or hiking, but don't really want to go by myself. Is anyone else into that kind of stuff?
  • JohnG16775

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    Mar 09, 2009 6:22 PM GMT
    Im up for Texas
  • TexanMan82

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    Mar 09, 2009 7:03 PM GMT
    There's a lot of really good hiking in central/south TX. Enchanted Rock, Pedernales, etc.

    I'm not sure there's a whole lot of white water rafting going on with the extreme drought we've had, though.
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    Mar 09, 2009 7:26 PM GMT
    Not right now, but there is great whitewater rafting on the Rio Grande in New Mexico from the spring through early summer. Outfitters in Santa Fe will provide you with everything you need -- rafts, paddles, lifejackets, guides, and transportation to the put-in and takeout points.
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    Mar 09, 2009 9:13 PM GMT
    Hmmm.. that sounds like fun... either hiking or rafting...
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    Mar 09, 2009 9:25 PM GMT
    Definitely Enchanted Rock has some climbing and hiking
  • JohnG16775

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    Mar 09, 2009 9:33 PM GMT
    What about up near Bandero Texas, I hunt out there is beautiful
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    Mar 09, 2009 9:38 PM GMT
    Yes, Enchanted Rock. I was going to go by myself last summer but things didn't work out with it being face melting hot and all. I don't know about the rest of the state but Travis lake is very low right now. The boat docks are almost on dry land.
  • ROYCE13

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    Mar 09, 2009 10:27 PM GMT
    Hey guy,

    It is a bit early for rafting here, how about kayaking, hiking is not too exciting unless you are in WEST TEXAS. I know about going solo, everybody talks about doing outdoor activities until you plan it and then no ever is available. I am game for kayak/hike or rafting (rafting later in summer). Keep me in mind.

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    May 02, 2009 1:34 PM GMT
    i wanna go icon_smile.gif
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    May 02, 2009 2:19 PM GMT
    crtrainer saidhey - I'm going stir crazy here in Nuttbush - I've been checking out some gay sports and outdoors groups & looking for guys who are up for hiking/camping - if theres no white water I'll just go canoeing or kayaking


    hehe-nuttbush...
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    May 02, 2009 3:08 PM GMT
    Enchanted Rock is nice, but once you do it, it's like "okay, now what." However the scenery is beautiful as you peer out towards the edwards plateau.

    I'd imagine the Davis Mountains has some good hiking out west of Grand Junction or Fort Stockton. I don't know of any white water rafting, but if you wanna get drunk and be with good company, float the Guadalupe River.
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    May 02, 2009 3:28 PM GMT
    There are some rafting trips out in West Texas on the Rio Grande -- not sure if it's worth the drive/stay out there, but hiking in the Chisos isn't bad (Big Bend Nat'l Park)
    I went in the winter and had a great time - no rafting, but hiked pretty much every day we camped. There's also a nice hot spring (~105F) in the park that makes a nice midnight trip...
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    May 02, 2009 3:32 PM GMT
    The Guadalupe is excellent. Laid back, but with a few thrills. I miss New Braunfels! Is Stinky Falls still around?
  • TexanMan82

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    May 02, 2009 6:36 PM GMT
    Luckydog76 saidThe Guadalupe is excellent. Laid back, but with a few thrills. I miss New Braunfels! Is Stinky Falls still around?


    Yep, Stinky Falls is still there.

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    May 03, 2009 2:51 PM GMT
    TexanMan82 saidThere's a lot of really good hiking in central/south TX. Enchanted Rock, Pedernales, etc.

    I'm not sure there's a whole lot of white water rafting going on with the extreme drought we've had, though.
    PEDERNALES!



    that is all.