Category: Geography


  • Uvalde

    I have found heaven on earth, and it is called Uvalde County. Here, wide irrigated fields gave way to wooded hollows the ilk of the Smokies or...

  • The Devil’s River

    About a week back I finally voiced an idea I’ve been toying with for months: I want to paddle the Devil’s River. I have now professed this...

  • Comal Springs

    Until I tubed the Comal River, I had no idea there was a need for the integrated beer cooler and ghettoblaster. In retrospect it all makes sense,...

  • Gorman Falls

    This is Texas. Not what you would expect to find, is it? But sixty foot waterfalls can be found here with a little persistence and some solid...

  • The Panhandle

    “Miles to water, miles to wood, and only six inches to hell.”  —Tim Egan, The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived...

  • Jones Spring

    All told, Texas has more than 1,100 springs. Some of them are the big, charismatic gushers that draw in swimmers and tubers from miles around....

  • Krause Springs

    Krause Springs is just the right amount of trashy. Not Florida trashy. Just trashy enough that if you want to spend the day with your kids floating...

  • Hamilton Pool

    This place demands solitude and quiet devotion. Give it that on a morning when you are not afraid to be alone, and in return it will show you...

  • War of the Worlds

    Living in Boston, I saw five types of animals: pigeons, squirrels, rats, mice and drunks. So the most delightful surprise in moving to Austin...

  • Jacob’s Well / Blue Hole

    Swimmers at Jacob’s Well, courtesy Kathi Bahr Here is what you will find, searching for springs in Texas: the best of them are hidden. They...

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