Best Hikes Near Austin And San Antonio

Author: Keith Stelter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762755822
Size: 62.46 MB
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Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Near Austin/San Antonio author Kieth Stelter details the best hikes within an hour's drive of the graeter Austin/San Antonio area perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activites close to home. Each featured hike includes detailed hike specs, a brief hike description, trailhead location, directional cues, and a detailed map.

Best Easy Day Hikes San Antonio

Author: Keith Stelter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762756403
Size: 24.46 MB
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Best Easy Day Hikes San Antonio includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the area, with detailed maps of the routes. The 20 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please.

Best Easy Day Hikes Austin

Author: Keith Stelter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762756292
Size: 53.77 MB
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Best Easy Day Hikes Austin includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the area, with detailed maps of the routes. The 20 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please.

Best Hikes Near Nashville

Author: Keith Stelter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762774843
Size: 71.11 MB
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Here are thirty-six of the best hikes within an hour’s drive of metropolitan Nashville that explore a variety of natural areas in Antioch, Burns, Clarksville, Franklin, Brentwood, Hermitage, Murfreesboro, and Lebanon. Whether you’re in the mood for an easy nature walk, a day hike, or a longer trek, this guide offers plenty to choose from—including Long Hunter State Park, Cedars of Lebanon State Park, Barfield Crescent Park, and Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park. Each hike features: • Full-color photos • A brief route description • Thorough directions to the trailhead (GPS coordinates included) • A trail map • At-a-glance information on distance and difficulty level, hiking time, canine compatibility, and fees and permits Inside you’ll also find Green Tips and information about local lore, points of interest, and the area’s array of wildlife.

Best Easy Day Hikes Nashville

Author: Keith Stelter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762769173
Size: 10.81 MB
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Best Easy Day Hikes Nashville includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow hikes in Nashville and environs. Discover everything from hidden downtown solitude to lake and river views to quiet country woods—including the Brentwood and Murfreesboro Greenways, and Cedars of Lebanon, Long Hunter, and Henry Horton State Parks. Look inside for: • Casual hikes to three-hour adventures • Hikes for everyone, including families • Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps • Trail Finder for best hikes for families, water lovers, history lovers, birders, and dogs • GPS coordinates

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles San Antonio And Austin

Author: Johnny Molloy
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 089732904X
Size: 43.17 MB
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The San Antonio area is perhaps the most picturesque spot for hiking in the Lone Star State. With this new edition in the best-selling 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles series, all these visually stunning and ruggedly charming routes are at the traveler's fingertips. This handy guide helps San Antonio and Austin natives get back into nature without going out of town. Extensive at-a-glance information makes it easy to choose the perfect hike based on length, difficulty, scenery, or on a specific factor such as hikes good for families, runners, or birding. Each trail profile includes maps, directions, driving times, nearby attractions, and other pertinent details.

Best Hikes With Dogs Texas Hill Country And Coast

Author: Melissa Gaskill
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594850400
Size: 69.98 MB
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* All trails within driving distance of Austin, San Antonio, and Houston * Terrain that's hazard-free and easy on the dog paws * Guidebook includes what to pack for your dog - the Ten Canine Essentials and the Doggy First-Aid Kit A native of Texas, Melissa Gaskill has spent more than 20 years hiking and camping with her dogs all over the Lonestar State. In this guidebook, she shares her favorite hikes in the Hill Country and Coast areas that are sure to delight both you and your dog. The trails in range from short jaunts to longer, challenging hikes. Discover everything from rugged hills with limestone cliffs and rolling terrain, to wide-open areas with brush and cactus, to the coastal plain with its grasslands and pine forests. For each hike, leash regulations and availability of water are noted, along with any trail concerns pertinent for your dog. Advice is given on topics such as proper canine trail etiquette, wildlife encounters, and weather concerns. There's alsoa handy Trail Finder chart that lists hikes by length, terrain, difficulty for dogs, and more.

Atlas Obscura

Author: Joshua Foer
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761169083
Size: 65.37 MB
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A one-of-a-kind gift book celebrating the world's most wondrous and unusual places - from macabre museums to magical natural phenomena - in all corners of the globe.

Barefoot Dogs

Author: Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476784981
Size: 54.44 MB
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Winner of the Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters * A San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book of 2015 * Fiction Finalist for the 2015 Writers’ League of Texas Book Awards * A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015 * One of the Texas Observer’s “Five Books We Loved in 2015” * One of PRI’s “The World’s Five Books You Should Read in 2016” “Profound and wrenching…A deeply moving chronicle of one family’s collective devastation, full of remarkable wisdom and humor” (The New York Times Book Review) that follows the members of a wealthy Mexican family after their patriarch is kidnapped. On an unremarkable night, José Victoriano Arteaga—the head of a thriving Mexico City family—vanishes on his way home from work. The Arteagas find few answers; the full truth of what happened to Arteaga is lost to the shadows of Mexico’s vast underworld. But soon packages arrive to the family house, offering horrifying clues. Fear, guilt, and the prospect of financial ruin fracture the once-proud family and scatter them across the globe, yet delicate threads still hold them together: in a swimming pool in Palo Alto, Arteaga’s grandson struggles to make sense of the grief that has hobbled his family; in Mexico City, Arteaga’s mistress alternates between rage and heartbreak as she waits, in growing panic, for her lover’s return; in Austin, the Arteagas’ housekeeper tries to piece together a second life in an alienating new land; in Madrid, Arteaga’s son takes his dog through the hot and unforgiving streets, in search of his father’s ghost. A stunningly original exploration of the wages of a hidden war, Barefoot Dogs is a heartfelt elegy to the stolen innocence of every family struck by tragedy. Urgent and vital fiction, “these powerful stories are worthy of rereading in order to fully digest the far-reaching implications of one man’s disappearance…this singular book affords the reader the chance to step inside a world of privilege and loss, and understand how the two are inextricably intertwined” (San Francisco Chronicle).

The Midnight Assassin

Author: Skip Hollandsworth
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 0805097686
Size: 26.68 MB
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A sweeping narrative history of a terrifying serial killer--America's first--who stalked Austin, Texas in 1885 In the late 1800s, the city of Austin, Texas was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis. But beginning in December 1884, Austin was terrorized by someone equally as vicious and, in some ways, far more diabolical than London's infamous Jack the Ripper. For almost exactly one year, the Midnight Assassin crisscrossed the entire city, striking on moonlit nights, using axes, knives, and long steel rods to rip apart women from every race and class. At the time the concept of a serial killer was unthinkable, but the murders continued, the killer became more brazen, and the citizens' panic reached a fever pitch. Before it was all over, at least a dozen men would be arrested in connection with the murders, and the crimes would expose what a newspaper described as "the most extensive and profound scandal ever known in Austin." And yes, when Jack the Ripper began his attacks in 1888, London police investigators did wonder if the killer from Austin had crossed the ocean to terrorize their own city. With vivid historical detail and novelistic flair, Texas Monthly journalist Skip Hollandsworth brings this terrifying saga to life.