TPW Magazine August Preview

This is Passport to Texas

Learn what happens when a couple of middle-aged men challenge themselves to experience Big Bend Ranch State park on foot, bike, raft and horseback. It’s in the August issue of Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine; Editor, Louie Bond.

Last August we had a great adventure, and it was so much fun that we decided to repeat it again this year. So we’ve sent two of the state’s top talents—photographer Laurence Parent and writer Joe Nick Patoski off on another great adventure.

Last year they walked the spine of the Franklin Mountains in one day, which was quite grueling, and a great armchair adventure for all of us. This year, they’ve taken on Big Bend Ranch State Park, the largest state park in the state, and probably the most rugged.

So, they’ve taken on Big Bend Ranch State Park by hiking, by mountain biking, by raft, and much against their will, on horseback. And, over the course of a few days, they logged, 13 miles on bicycles, 6 miles hiking, 5 miles on horseback, and 8 miles paddled on a very still river.

It’s a great read, and a lot of fun, and I think our readers will enjoy it.

The August issue of Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine is on newsstands now. Or you can subscribe. Find out how at

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

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