Category: Geography


  • Blue/Greenbelt

    Austin’s Greenbelt is 7 miles of undeveloped land in the middle of the city, a little bit of wilderness for this city’s countless mountain...

  • Big Spring, Texas

    I have a fascination with all springs, including those whose time has passed. I’ve been collecting a short list of the big ones, and somewhere...

  • Improbable Waters: Desert Wetlands

    I’ve recently returned to Austin after a month in New Mexico, trying to beat the August heat. As I was planning my road trip across West Texas,...

  • Austin –> Taos, Day One

    Our first stop is Del Rio, Texas, home to San Felipe Springs. These are among the biggest springs in Texas, ranging from 20 to 40 million gallons...

  • Del Rio Preview pt ii

    Back in April Sarah Wilson and I made a road trip to Del Rio, Queen of the Rio Grande. It’s a border town most people in Texas have never visited,...

  • Blind Salamanders

    Some photos from my trip to the San Marco Aquatic Resources Center, whose mission is to sustain healthy populations of the endangered and threatened...

  • On the San Marcos

    Lucky me to have won a fishing trip with Jesse Griffiths of Dai Due. Jesse’s book Afield: A Chef’s Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game...

  • The Nueces River

    This river laughs. It dissembles for no purpose other than to delight, stretches of gin-clear shallows shape-shifting to emerald depths and back...

  • Help Preserve Hot Wells!

    Lovers of history and magic, now is your chance to support the dream to preserve Hot Wells. For those not in the know, Hot Wells is the still-standing...

  • A Descent into the Edwards Aquifer

    Wow, I wish I could say these were pictures from my trip to the Seco Sinkhole. They’re not, and frankly it’s doubtful I could work up the...

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