Life In the Big Green Jolly

Embrace local. Explore often.

Embrace local.  Explore often.

Category: US-TX

A hiker’s paradise – Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Mountain range with blue sky and puffy clouds above

A hiker’s paradise. A wilderness park. The park you have to want to go to. If any of those phrases make your ears perk up, then add Guadalupe Mountains National Park to your ‘must hike’ list.

Monahan Sandhills State Park

man sliding down a sand dune

Is sledding a sand dune on your bucket list?  If it isn’t it should be! What is it like sledding a dune? Monahan Sandhills State Park, located in western Texas, is the perfect spot to try it out.

Longhorn Cavern State Park

Longhorn Cavern cave formation

Longhorn Cavern State Park, an easy day-trip from Austin Texas, is a river-carved cavern full of human history. A night-club in a cave?  Tell me more!

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

View along trail in Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Palo Duro Canyon. The supposed “Grand Canyon of Texas”.  I thought that was just Texas exaggeration. Everything is bigger in Texas, don’t ya know? I was wrong. The Texans weren’t embellishing size this time.