Archive for September 9th, 2009

Hiking in State Parks

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

With the arrival of cooler fall weather, you may be inspired to get outside and stretch your legs. Hiking is a simple low cost way to engage the out of doors.

State parks offer a variety of trails no matter what your skill level or interest. The seasoned hiker may opt for a challenging rocky trail, whereas a beginner or family may prefer something a relaxing winding pathway.

Most of parks have multiple trails to explore. Take a guided tour to become familiar with the locale and nature.

While on your hike, be sure to notice your surroundings. Many trails parallel streams, or are in wooded areas that attract wildlife.

When hiking, be sure to dress accordingly for weather and exercise. Always wear comfortable shoes and protective footwear. A hat, as well as sunscreen, should be used for protection from outdoor elements. Insect repellent might be helpful in heavily wooded areas. Most importantly, bring along a bottle of water on your journey.

Details about hiking and state parks can be found on the Texas Parks & Wildlife website.

That’s our show for today…For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti