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Korey TaylorExplorer

The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

I lived in Houston for 5 years and this really is the perfect way to feel like you've escaped the city. There are so many trails to choose from whether you're biking or hiking. Though I will say bug spray is super necessary during the muggy months.

A short, steep hike that lends some spectacular views of the canyon and overlaying land of Big Bend. I wish there was a way to get in the canyon on foot, but I'll just have to plan a canoeing trip to do that!

Enchanted Rock is awesome! Though it can be a very popular destination on the weekends and the trails can be overloaded with people. I suggested doing a hike to watch the sunrise, you beat the heat and the people (just don't forget a head lamp). Also if it's raining they will shut down the trail to the top because the granite becomes so slippery, so keep that in mind if you want to visit during inclimate weather.

By far one of the most scenic views I've done in Texas. Big Bend is an incredible park and this hike to the South Rim of the Chisos is one of the best in the park. I did the whole hike in one day, but I recommend splitting it up and back country camping in the mountains if you have time.

One of the most memorable hikes I've ever done. I went during February and was the only person on the trail- though I wasn't prepared for how cold the water would be. I would recommend getting some Neoprene socks or dry pants if you're thinking about doing it during a colder season.

Simply stunning lake. We made the extra mileage to Panorama Ridge and it was definitely worth it. This should be on everyone's BC bucket list.

I loved the afternoon I spent climbing here! We got here a little late on a weekend afternoon so didn't have many spots to pick from, so gettig here a bit early is key to find some versatile routes!