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Nathan Donald
(Blazinator) - F
New to backpacking on 08/02/2010 16:26:25 MDT Print View

Hello all! My wife and I have been camping for quite some time but have recently discovered lightweight backpacking thanks to Jason Klass' youtube videos. We live in central Texas and would like to know if anyone knows of places we could go to backpack in my state. Or if you have a link to share that might point me in the right direction, that would be great. Thanks in advance! =D

Michael L
(mpl_35) - MLife

Locale: The Palouse
well on 08/03/2010 13:28:11 MDT Print View

Big Bend is in Texas, but from Brownwood it is still quite a drive.

Colorado bend, Palo Duro, offer some hiking, but not really lightweight multi day bping.

Nathan Donald
(Blazinator) - F
RE: on 08/03/2010 13:44:12 MDT Print View

That's not too far from me. My family lives near Corpus Christi, so I'm used to making the 6+ hour drive haha. Thanks for the input!

John Whynot

Locale: Southeast Texas
Re: New to backpacking on 08/03/2010 14:57:12 MDT Print View

I been backpacking in the following areas close to Austin and San Antonio:
Pedernales Falls State Park
Hill Country State Natural Area
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Bastrop State Park

I'd say Hill Country State Natural Area is you best bet for a multi-night trip...

Nathan Donald
(Blazinator) - F
RE: on 08/03/2010 22:37:50 MDT Print View

Awesome! Thanks for the info!