60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Houston: Includes Huntsville, Galveston, And Beaumont

 
9781459608986: 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Houston: Includes Huntsville, Galveston, And Beaumont

60 Hikes within 60 Miles; Houston uncovers hikes around Houston that previously had gone unnoticed. This is the essential guide to this area, from the Big Thicket of east Texas to the coast of Galveston Island. Explore most of the 138 mile Lone Star Trail with over a dozen hikes breaking up the trail into manageable segments. Hikes lead to old native homesteads, native prairies, deep forests, riparian woodlands, urban byways, wildlife preserves along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, wetlands, and numerous bayous and waterways. Each chaer serves as both a navigational aide and an interpretive guide to familiarize hikers with wondrous destinations in and around The Bayou City. Expertly drawn trail maps and trail profiles complement the detailed trail descriions and useful at - a - glance information. Seasoned hiker Laurie Roddy guides readers on a variety of exciting Houston - area treks, from the Big Thicket of east Texas to the coast of Galveston Island. Destinations include old native homesteads, untouched prairies, deep forests, riparian woodlands, urban byways, wetlands, wildlife preserves along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, and scenic bayous and waterways. Each chaer serves as both a navigational aide and an interpretive guide that familiarizes hikers with the many wondrous destinations in and around the Bayou City.

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A native of Houston, Laurie Roddy has been writing for more than 25 years on everything from computers to sports. She started her own company, Roddy Communications, Inc. in 1997 after working as a technical writer for Compaq Computer Corporation for ten years. Her main interests and current writing career include hiking, golf, and traveling. She has hiked the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Olympia, Mt. Rainier, the Davis Mountains, Big Bend, the Smokey Mountains, St. Johns in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and all around the Houston area. She is a contributing writer for Cy - Fair magazine and a freelance writer.

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