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May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Texas - Austin Greenbelt

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Cassie Rezabek!

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

GWHTX OFFICIAL: AUSTIN GREENBELT THROUGH-HIKE
You've probably hiked a portion of the Greenbelt before, but have you ever seen the whole thing? We'll meet at 2201 Barton Springs Rd, will park half of the cars there, and then shuttle out to begin the hike at the far end ("Hill of Life" trailhead: 1710 Camp Craft Road). Volunteers to drive needed! Actual hike likely to begin closer to 9:30 AM. 

Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 3L of water required.
Date: Saturday May 18, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM CT
Distance: 7-9 miles depending on actual route (determined by whether water is flowing at the time)
Elevation Gain: 606 ft
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/texas/barton-creek-greenbelt
Water Required: 3 L

Dogs: Permitted
Permits / Passes: Not required
Trailhead Coordinates [meeting point]: 30.265920° N, -97.768650° E
Address [meeting point]: 2201 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, TX 78746
Eventbrite: N/A
Kids: Yes
Men: No

Trail Notes: Wear good shoes for rocky trails and water crossings! To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing electrolytes, snacks, at least 3 L of water, and sun protection. This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: 


http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Texas - Earth Day Trail Cleanup

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Hester Lam!

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

Oak Cliff Nature Preserve
Trail Rating: GREEN - Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: April 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM Sharp
Distance: 6.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 344 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/texas/oak-cliff-nature-preserve-trail
Water Required: 2 Litres (Camelbak or equivalent preferred)

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: None
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 32.714330 -96.865795
Trailhead Address: 2875 Pierce St Dallas, TX 75233
Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/32°42'51.6%22N+96°51'56.9%22W/@32.7113516,-96.869007,15.08z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d32.71433!4d-96.865795
Kids: Must be at least 10. Please fill out a waiver for your child.
Men: Yes, must fill out a waiver.

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver 

In honor of Earth Day on Monday (April 22), let’s show Mother Earth some love by cleaning up the trails a bit! Last year, we went to Oak Cliff Preserve and noticed it was a bit trashier than most of the DFW trails so let’s give back in honor of Earth Day and make the trails more pleasant for other hikers!

I’ll bring trash bags and disposable gloves and lots of handsanitizer; however, feel free to bring additional bags/ gloves/ sanitizer just in case :)

Based on the cleanup nature of this hike, I’m going to request no small children or dogs. If you would like to bring an older child and educate them on the importance of Leave No Trace, I will happily support you! Or if you’d like to bring along a guy, that’s great as well – the more trail volunteers the better. Please make sure they sign the waiver/ you sign a waiver for your minor.

If you have a Camelbak or equivalent, that would probably be the best for your water so you do not have to touch your bottle with dirty hands.

Additional trail information is located here: http://dfwtrailguide.com/places/united-states/texas/dallas/trails/oak-cliff-nature-preserve/. However, the trail loops and crosses over itself and we may be going a little off trail to pick up trash (not far enough to get lost)!

Additional note: this is a DORBA trail. As such, be aware of your surroundings and yield to the mountain bikers!

Side note: Cover picture is not mine. Obtained from 99covers

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Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Texas - Dante's Loop at Purgatory Creek

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Patricia "Teea" Bea

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway!
You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

GWHTX Official Event: Dante's loop @ Purgatory Creek San Marcos

Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.

Date: Sat March 30 2019
Time: 10am
Distance: 7.5
Elevation Gain: 452ft
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/texas/purgatory-creek-natural-area
Water Required: 2L

Permits / Passes: Free
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 
2101 Hunter Rd. San Marcos TX 78666


Eventbrite: N/A
Kids: No
Men: No
Dogs: No
***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Texas - St. Edwards Park

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Cassie Rezabek!

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

ST. EDWARDS PARK
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM CT 
Distance: ~3.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 357 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/texas/st-edwards-and-bull-creek-greenbelt-trail
Water Required: 2 liters 

Dogs: Yes
Permits / Passes: None required
Trailhead Coordinates: 30.40668° N, -97.79008° E
Address: 7301 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759
Eventbrite: N/A
Kids: Yes 
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

*Cover photo obtained from Google images and does not belong to me

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Mar
20
10:00 AM10:00

Texas - Panther Canyon Trail

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Patricia "Teea" Bea

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway!
You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

GWHTX Official Event: Panther Canyon Trail @ Landa Park New Braunfels TX

Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.

Date: Wed March 20th
Time: 10am
Distance: 1.7
Elevation Gain: 147ft
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/texas/panther-canyon-trail
Water Required: 2L

Permits / Passes: Free
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 
15 Gazebo Cir, New Braunfels, TX 78130


Eventbrite: N/A
Kids: Yes
Men: No
Dogs: Yes
***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Mar
17
4:00 PM16:00

Texas - St. Patricks' Day at Cedar Ridge

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Hester Lam!

 

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it!

If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway!  You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only.

St. Patrick’s Day hike at Cedar Ridge
Trail Rating: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: 3/17/19
Time: 4 PM
Distance: 3.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 492 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/texas/escarpment-fossil-valley-cedar-brake-trails
Water Required: 1.5 Litres MINIMUM

Dogs: yes – must be leashed
Permits / Passes: N/A; however parking may be scarce. Plan accordingly
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75249 (Note that you may have to park away from the main parking lot. Please plan sufficient time
Kids: Must be able to complete this trail – please sign a waiver for your kids too.
Men: Yes – please make sure a waiver is signed.

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver 

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, let’s go out and enjoy nature and all of its greenness! While we probably won’t be able to see any pots of gold, we’ll hopefully be able to catch a nice sunset.
Cedar Ridge does allow dogs; however, please ensure they are on leash and you pick up after them. If you are bringing a dog, please make sure you have enough water for both of you. I will likely either bring my friend’s dog Indy or my puppy (he’ll be in a backpack). 

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Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Texas - Doggy Day at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

This hike is led by GWH Ambassador Karina Miller!

Bring your pup and your camera! 

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center - Bird Pond

Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required
Date: 03/16/2019
Time: 9AM
Distance: 3 Miles
Elevation Gain: N/A
AllTrails Track: N/A
Water Required: 2L

Dogs: ALLOWED 
Permits / Passes: N/A
Trailhead Coordinates N/A
Eventbrite: n/a
Kids: YES
Men: No
Parking: There is free parking at the center. 

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Texas - Crownridge Canyon Park

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador EDITH! aka Edee or E.

Need to get a quick hike to start your day? 
***The first 5 members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaway!

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! 
You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 

I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


Crownridge Canyon Park
Meet under the Pavilion!

Trail Rating: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: March 9, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Distance: 1.3 MILES
Elevation Gain: 189 FT
AllTrails Track: https://www.sanantonio.gov/Portals/0/Files/Parks/hike-bike/Crownridge%20Canyon_2012-02-29%20V_small%20file.pdf?ver=2017-04-04-123607-113
Water Required: 2L of water

Dogs: NOT PERMITTED
Permits / Passes: N/A
Trailhead Address:7222 Luskey Blvd,San Antonio, Texas 
Kids: YES
Men: YES

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Feb
17
8:00 AM08:00

Texas - Sendro Balcones Joe Johnston Trail

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it!
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only.


Sendro Balcones Joe Johnston Trail
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: 2/17/2019
Time: 8am
Distance: 8.9 miles
Elevation Gain: 649ft
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/texas/goverment-canyon-sendro-balcones-joe-johnston-loop-trail
Water Required: 2L I suggest more because of the distance 

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: $6 entrance fee or Texas state park pass
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 12861 Galm Rd
San Antonio, TX 78254 - Meet at the visitor center 
Kids: No
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Texas - Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Cassie Rezabek!

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

WILD BASIN WILDERNESS PRESERVE 
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.

Date: Sunday February 3, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM CT 
Distance: 2.5-3 miles [there are several cross trails we can zig-zag across]
Elevation Gain: 288 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/texas/laurel-yaupon-possum-and-arroyo-vista-loop 
Water Required: 2 liters 

Dogs: Not permitted
Permits / Passes: None required, donations encouraged 
Trailhead Coordinates: 30.3116° N, -97.82652° E
Address: 805 N Capital Of Texas Hwy Austin, TX 78746
Eventbrite: N/A
Kids: Yes 
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

Trail Notes: I’ll be scoping out this trail soon to add any additional input, but the internet is telling me: No dogs allowed. Donations encouraged. Limited parking. Sturdy, water resistant shoes recommended. Moderate elevation changes. Estimated time ~1.5-2 hours.

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Jan
26
3:00 PM15:00

Texas - Oak Point Park

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Hester Lam!

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


Oak Point Nature Preserve - Willow Springs and Bobcat Run Loop
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 1L of water required.
Date: Saturday, 26 January
Time: 3PM
Distance: 4.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 72 feet
Alltrails Link: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/texas/willow-springs-and-bobcat-run-loop
Water Required: At least 1.5 liters

Dogs: Yes, must be leashed
Permits / Passes: N/A
Trailhead Address: 5901 Los Rios Blvd. 
(Between Jupiter and Parker Road) 
Plano, TX 75074
Eventbrite: N/A
Kids: Above 10
Men: Yes

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

*Cover photo obtained from Google images and does not belong to me

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Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

Texas - Austin River Place Nature Trail

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it!

If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway!  You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only.

RIVER PLACE NATURE TRAIL 
[Panther Hallow Trail to Canyon Trail, Out-and-Back]
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.

Date: Saturday January 19, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM CT 
Distance: 5.5 miles [it's possible to coordinate parking car(s) at the halfway turnaround point if anyone wants a shorter hike]
Elevation Gain: 823 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/texas/riverplace-nature-trail [out-and-back]
Water Required: 2 liters 

Dogs: Yes, must be on leash
Permits / Passes: None required
Trailhead Coordinates: 30.35598, -97.86463
Address: 8820 Big View Dr, Austin, TX 78730 [start at the boardwalk, free parking on street]
Eventbrite: N/A
Kids: Yes [please ensure they are prepared for this hike]
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

Trail Notes: There are several water crossings and some muddy patches, so please ensure you're wearing proper shoes. Since this is a relatively hilly hike, I recommend bringing snacks and extra water (especially if the weather is warm). I estimate the hike will take us about 3-4 hours with stopping to break a few times as needed.

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Jan
6
9:00 AM09:00

Texas - Restoration Way Trail Loop

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Edith Melendez!

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

Restoration Way Trail Loop
*Will meet up at the POST as pictured above.

Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required
Date: 01/06/2019
Time: 9AM
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: 620 ft
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/texas/restoration-way-trail-loop
Water Required: 2L

Dogs: Not allowed
Permits / Passes: N/A
Trailhead Coordinates / Address:29.64097,-98.62561 OR 21395 Milsa Dr, San Antonio, TX 78256
Eventbrite: n/a
Kids: No
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Jan
1
1:00 PM13:00

Texas - Bluff Spurs Trail

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Gina Mitchell!

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


GWHTX Official Event : San Antonio First Day Hike! – Government Canyon, Bluff Spurs Trail
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: January 1st 2019
Time: 1pm
Distance: 4 Miles
Elevation Gain: 262ft
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/texas/bluff-spurs-trail
Water Required: 2L

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: $6 entrance fee into Government Canyon Natural Area or free if you have a Texas State Pass
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 12861 Galm Rd, San Antonio, TX 78254 – We will meet at the visitors center 
Eventbrite: N/A
Kids: No
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

*** We will adjust the hike if rain has this trail closed***

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Nov
17
9:30 AM09:30

Texas - Lost Maples

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Christa Sellers!

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


East Loop
Trail Rating: GWH Trail Rating system of GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required. We will hike as one group so no one will be left behind.
Date: November 3, 2018
Time: 10 AM – campers will be coming from primitive sites. We are going to aim for camping at Primitive Site B, so let’s plan on meeting at Primitive Site C. Note – there is a one mile easy hike to this site, so plan on arriving at the park no later than 9:15 to drive to the parking lot and hike to this campsite.
Distance: 4.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 561 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/texas/lost-maples-east-trail-loop
Water Required: 2 L minimum

Dogs: Yes, on leash permitted by park

Permits / Passes: Texas State Park admission fee. 
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 37221 F.M. 187, Vanderpool, TX 78885, 
Latitude: 29.807719
Longitude: -99.570697
Eventbrite: N/A – however, Eventbrite REQUIRED for campers.
Kids: 16+ females only.
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver]

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Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Texas - Stephen F. Austin State Park


Date: October 21- SUNDAY!
Time: 9:00 AM
Distance:
Elevation Gain:
AllTrails Track:
Water Required: 3-4 Liters

Dogs:
Permits / Passes: No Permit Needed
Eventbrite: No Eventbrite for this event
Kids: If you are wanting to bring a kid, please reach out to me privately. :)
Men: This one is for the ladies!

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Texas - Tarkington Loop

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Christa Sellers!

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

Trail Name: Tarkington Loop! Trailhead #13
Trail Rating: Easy! :) Let's all enjoy the day, hopefully we will get some Fall weather! :)
Date: September 22
Time: 9:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Distance: 9.6 Miles Round Trip
Elevation Gain: None existent :) This is South Texas
Water Required: Yes, minimum of 3Liters Per person, please and electrolytes

Dogs:
Permits / Passes: Not Required
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 30°29'33.3"N 95°07'08.6"W
Eventbrite: [This is only required if applicable to your event]
Kids: No Kids under the age of 15, please if there is a dire circumstance, please reach out to me privately.
Men: This one is for the girls, sorry fellas!

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I’ll update the event description if anything changes!

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Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

Texas - Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve

Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve

Trail Rating: This is a green hike on the GWH scale – It is about 3.8 miles, with mostly flat terrain. Wear good shoes for rocky trails; there is one larger hill!

Date: Saturday, July 21
Time: 8:00 AM (let’s start early to try to beat the heat!)
Location: 7171 Mountain Creek Parkway
Distance: 3.8 miles
Trails: Escarpment/ Fossil Valley/ Cedar Brake Trails (in Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve) 
Elevation Gain: 492 feet
Dogs: Yes, welcome to hike, on-leash only. Please bring sufficient water/ other supplies for your furry friend! What does this mean? Check out the awesome post GWHLA ambassador Mia wrote on the blog: https://www.girlswhohike.net/news/tips-for-adventure-dogs
Kids: Ages 10+ only, please. 
Men: No

Trails map: http://dfwtrailguide.com/places/united-states/texas/dallas/trails/cedar-break-trail-cedar-ridge-preserve/
All Trails description: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/texas/escarpment-fossil-valley-cedar-brake-trails 

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing electrolytes, snacks, at least 2 L of water, and your 10 essentials.

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

Photo is not mine; obtained from http://dallastrinitytrails.blogspot.com/

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Jun
30
8:00 AM08:00

Texas - Medina River Natural Area

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Rebecca Gonzalez. We'll go on a low-key, but fun hike - about 7-10 miles. 

The Medina River Natural Area gives citizens access to a beautiful 511-acre property that has been enhanced with 7 miles of trails with interpretive features representing El Camino Real wagon trail. The north side of the park includes a large covered pavilion, restrooms, trailhead, parking and a staff building. The park also features a group camping area available by reservation. This area includes parking, camping, restrooms, water service and a small covered pavilion for camping activities. Pets on leash are welcome. Kids are welcome if you feel they are able to keep up and have signed the waiver on their behalf. 

http://www.sanantonio.gov/ParksAndRec/Parks-Facilities/All-Parks-Facilities/Parks-Facilities-Details/ArtMID/14820/ArticleID/2574/Medina-River-Natural-Area

***In order to attend an official meetup, you MUST have a signed Liability Waiver on file. Please see the Group Rules for details/link to sign. It takes just a minute to complete and one waiver clears you for ALL meetups!***

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Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Texas - MicKinney Falls

This event is led by GWH Ambassador Kate Lanagan. The first ten members to arrive will receive special GWH giveaways!

McKinney Falls has about 9mi. of trails, so we can pick our own adventure! 

Trail Rating: This is a green hike on the GWH scale – It is about five miles, with mostly flat terrain. Wear good shoes for rocky trails and possible water crossings!

Date: Saturday, June 23rd
Time: 1:00 PM
Distance: 4-6 Miles depending on actual route (determined based on group size and interest)
Dogs: Yes, welcome to hike, on-leash only. Not allowed in the water, per park rules!
Kids: Ages 10+ only, please.
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing electrolytes, snacks, at least 2 L of water, and your 10 essentials.

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Jun
9
to Jun 10

Texas - Dinosaur Valley Backpacking Trip

Event password will always be GWHTX***
This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike TX Ambassador Hester Lam! 10 random attendees will receive a special Girls Who Hike giveaway at this meetup!

CAMPSITE: I have rented 3 campsites for up to 8 people each in the primitive hike in area. Campsites are first come, first served, so I will do my best to get sites close to each other by arriving early. Note that the campsites are all along different parts of the Denio Creek Warbler, Cedar Ridge, and Cedar Brake trails and are not within eyesight of each other, but they are only about a quarter mile between each site. In case of emergency, we should be able to reach each other quickly. The sites are also fairly large, so we might be able to get away with using only two sites. There is no water at the campsite, so we are responsible for packing in any water we will need. In addition, there are no restrooms, so plan on packing in/ out any toilet paper/ waste. Furthermore, no campfires are allowed. Please plan your cook system accordingly.

SECURING YOUR SPOT: reserve your ticket through Eventbrite at https://gwhtx-dinosaurvalley-backpacking.eventbrite.com/ The password is GWHTX. Tickets will be available at 8PM CST one month prior to the meetup (May 9). RSVPing on Facebook does not guarantee you a spot! You MUST have an Eventbrite ticket reserved for headcount purposes (since we have a maximum of 24 people on the campsites!)

COST: The cost for this meetup is $2 per person. This will cover the campground fees. After you have reserved your ticket through Eventbrite, please Venmo (HesterLam), Paypal friends and family (hhlam11@yahoo.com), or Apple Pay (865-437-7828 please do not spam me) Hester Lam within 48 hours. If payment is not given at this time, your reserved spot may move to the next person on the waitlist.

ADDITIONAL COSTS: There is an excess vehicle fee charged by the park for additional vehicles at each site (not sure what the fee is as the website does not say. I will call and check prior to the event. If this is an issue, we can work this out). The first five vehicles will have free parking at the campsite; carpooling is strongly recommended (please split gas costs with the driver accordingly!). In addition, the park charges a $7 daily visitation fee. If you/ someone in your carpool has a Texas Parks & Wildlife State Park Pass, this is waived. Again, carpooling is highly encouraged – save the environment, save money.

CHECK IN: All campers MUST check in with the park headquarters when they arrive. The reservation is under Hester Lam. You may have to pay the excess vehicle fee at this time, if you are one of the latter cars. You will also pay the $7 daily visitation fee at this time. Make sure the parking pass the rangers give you is visible on your dashboard when you park!

FOOD: You are responsible for your own food. Again, campfires are prohibited at our campsite so make sure the food you have can be cooked with a cooking system (e.g. whisperlite, jetboil) that is allowed. Please plan accordingly. Alcohol is strictly prohibited at all Texas State Parks. Please do not bring any. If you have severe food allergies, please let us all know so that we can avoid bringing them.

CLOTHING: There will be at least one river crossing per day. Plan to bring waterproof boots/ shoes for crossing and a pair of extra socks in case of getting wet. Wet feet = higher likelihood of blisters. You WILL be miserable if you only have wet socks the remainder of the trip and/ or blisters!

INTINERARY:

Saturday June 9: We will meet at the gift shop parking lot at 10 AM SHARP. We will be taking the Blue Hole Trail (.41 miles) to the Cedar Brake Outer Loop (~4.43 miles) and however long to the campground area (up to .59 miles additional). We will get our camps set up and hang out for the remainder of the day. Total elevation gain should be about 400 feet, based on the topographic map. Trekking poles are recommended for some sections of the hike. I will post a picture in the event comments of the path planned (drawn in purple).

Sunday June 10: After we get up and ready for the day, we will pack up and head out of camp. We will for from the campsites (which may be up to an additional .67 miles) to the Denio Creek Trail (.46 miles) to the Black- capped Vireo trail (2.0 miles) to the Overlook Trail (.47 miles) to the Paluxy River Trail (~.64 mile). This should be mostly downhill, and quite beautiful. If everyone is feeling extremely tired, we can exit from the campsites (depending on where campsite is, up to 1.03 miles away from furthest site) via the Denio Creek Trail (.46) or the Cedar Ridge Trail (.8 miles), depending on where we camp, to the Cedar Brake Outer Loop (.44 miles) to the Limestone Ledge Trail (.45 miles) to the Paluxy River Trail (.24 miles) to the Blue Hole Trail (.41 miles). These trails (with the exception of Cedar Ridge) are rated easy and almost completely flat. Refer to the picture in the event comments of the path planned (drawn in blue) and the backup plan (drawn in green).

OTHER RANDOM INFORMATION: 
- Cell service is unpredictable. Per the rangers, only Verizon has service here. AT&T has a little bit of service at some points from personal experience, but do not rely on your phone for navigation.
- This park has one of the comparatively larger gift shops, and you can take some selfies with the giant (fake) dinosaurs, if that’s your sort of thing.
- Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is super close, and is kinda fun if you are into endangered/ threatened wildlife. I will not be going personally, but more information can be found here if you are interested: https://fossilrim.org/plan-a-visit/

***In order to attend an official meetup, you MUST have a signed Liability Waiver on file. Please see the Group Rules for details/link to sign. It takes 60 seconds to complete and one waiver clears you for all meetups!***

http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

Texas - River Place

This event is led by GWH Ambassador Kate Lanagan. The first ten members to arrive will receive special GWH giveaways!

Let's get hill training in! This trail is a true workout, but it's so pretty you might forget how hard you're working :) 

Trail Rating: This is a yellow hike on the GWH scale – It is about 5-6 miles, but boasts the best hills in the Austin area! Wear good shoes for rocky trails, lots of steps, and possible water crossings.

Date: Sunday, June 3rd
Time:10:00 AM
Distance: 5-6 Miles
Dogs: Yes
Kids: ages 10+ only, please
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing electrolytes, snacks, at least 2 L of water, and your 10 essentials.

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

Texas - Cleburne State Park

***IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS EVENT, YOU MUST HAVE A FREE EVENTBRITE TICKET! Clicking "going" on Facebook will not guarantee a ticket. Tickets are available here and are first come first served and will be available for reservation one month prior to the meetup at 8 PM CST:

https://gwhtx-cleburnestatepark.eventbrite.com/

Event password will always be GWHTX***

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike TX Ambassador Hester Lam! The first attendees will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways before the hike starts.

Fossil Ridge Trail to Coyote Run Nature Trail to Spillway Trail (https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/park_maps/pwd_mp_p4503_0013j.pdf)

Cleburne State Park

~4 miles total / loop

Total Elevation Gain: Fossil Ridge Trail has a 214 feet ascent and 151 feet descent; Coyote Run Nature Trail has a 50 feet ascent and 38 descent, and Spillway has a 106 feet ascent and 15 feet descent. To be honest, I don’t have a whole lot of stock in these numbers because it’s a loop and we end up exactly where we start, but the ascents and the descents are pretty spread out through the trail and we will not be continuously going up for 30 minutes and then downhill for 30 minutes. Some sections of the trail are fairly steep and trekking poles may be helpful. There are some areas that I would consider dangerous if muddy so please plan accordingly (e.g. bring hiking boots, not sandals)

We will be meeting at the Fossil Ridge/ Camp Creek Loop Trailheads at 9 AM SHARP. The parking lot is located right past the restrooms on your left. If I remember correctly, it’s the third parking area you will see after you enter the park (there is only one entrance). I will be wearing a white GWH tank and (most likely) black leggings with a teal Columbia PFG SPF shirt. I have a bright yellow Cotopaxi daypack, so I should be easily spotted :) 

Other things of note: the park has a $5/ person admission fee. If you are able to carpool with someone with a Texas State Parks and Wildlife pass, this can be waived. Save the environment and cut your vehicular emissions and save money! (Also the parking at the trailhead is fairly limited and might fill up on the park’s busier days, so we generally don’t want to clog up ALL of the parking!)
The park allows for no- wake boating, so if you have a kayak/ paddleboard/ rowboat, etc, you are welcome to do so after the hike. GWH is not liable for any of this, and it does not look like the park has rental options for those without a watercraft. After the hike, I may also personally hike around a bit more and explore the Camp Creek Loop and/ or the White- Tail Hollow Trail system. You’re all welcome to join, but note that these are not part of the official hike.
For further park information, visit https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/cleburne.

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Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

Texas - Balcones Canyonlands

Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge boasts several short trails which we can string together to form a nice loop hike between 3-5 miles in length. Not dog friendly, since this is a wildlife preserve (sorry!).

Getting there: From Austin, head north on US 183 to Cedar Park. Turn left onto FM 1431 and continue through Janestown and Lago Vista. Turn right onto FM 1174 and head north for ~5 miles. The entrance to the preserve will be on the right. 

Please be sure to bring at least 1 liter of water, and sign your GWHTX liability waiver in advance!

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Mar
17
8:00 AM08:00

Texas - Government Canyon

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Rebecca Gonzalez. It's March- we are LUCKY to be hiking! 

On the north side of San Antonio lies a 12,000-acre wil­der­ness that protects the city’s drinking water. You’ll find your own “Recharge Zone” in this vast urban refuge.

Government Canyon State Natural Area offers more than 40 miles of trails. You can also camp, attend a program or guided hike, geocache, picnic, take nature photos, and look for birds and other wildlife. https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/government-canyon

Please RSVP on Eventbrite if you plan to attend so I may have an accurate count as to who to expect. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhtx-san-antonio-official-meetup-government-canyon-sna-tickets-43250601714 PW:GWHTX

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