Archive for April 2nd, 2010

TPW TV–Outdoor Clubs

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

This is Passport to Texas

It’s fun to spend time outdoors, but can get dull when exploring solo. This month, the Texas Parks and Wildlife television series puts the spotlight on outdoor clubs. Producer Alan Fisher explains.

Yes, outdoor clubs are kind of popping up around the state and around the country. We follow a group in Austin called Hill Country Outdoors that gets out far beyond the Hill Country. We follow them on a trip to Big Bend and also on some adventure trips in the local area.

My main reason for being part of this group is to do the things that I like to do with other people that like to do it.

You know, it’s a good way for folks to try things that they may not have tried before but are interested in.

It’s nice to have a built in support group to try these kinds of events with.

Scuba diving or a chance to ride a zip line

[zip line] Woohoo! It was so fun! [laughter].

There are lots of opportunities for people to do a lot of adventurous things, but then there are also more casual camping trips and hiking.

[laughter] All the laughter up and down this hill today is because of the people.

It’s really a mix of ages from people in their twenties to people in their seventies. People just want to get outdoors more and it’s often fun to do that in a group.

Thanks, Alan.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.