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BCO & HTXO present Houston Outdoor Live: Hiking 101
Houston Outdoor LIVE - join us in person. Or, check the LIVE event out online at our Facebook Live ( presentation. Both events run simultaneously and you can join the Q&A online or in person. You’ll want to join us in person if at all possible because we’re going all on the giveaway this evening compliments of Whole Earth Provision. Plus, we’ll have refreshments provided by Karbach Brewing Co. & snacks too. The giveaway will be held this evening at the end of the presentation. Each week we take a topic, drill down as quick & deep as we can, to get you up to speed and out playing. We’ll take Q&A after the presentation to help guide everyone into outdoor fun mastery. October 24 – Hiking 101 Whether you enjoy urban hikes or backcountry treks, it’s important to know where you are going, to wear the correct clothing and shoes and have the right supplies for your adventure. There’s a lot more to hiking than just owning a pair of hiking boots, finding the trailhead or even knowing what a trailhead is… Topics we cover: - Hike Safety Tips - How to find trailheads - Gear essentials for every trip - Gear – how to save $$’s and the corners you NEVER want to cut - Trekking poles; how to use, size, and set up for varying terrains - Basic exercises to get in summer hiking shape - Make your gear last a lifetime - Trail etiquette & Leave No Trace - Best trails in Houston & close by Stick around after and we'll take a quick hike in the woods, the moon will still be bright! Download the free #10Essentials for Hiking this evening. It’s the comprehensive tip sheet for boots, gear, training, trails, safety and what to avoid. *** Ready to hit the trails? Join us on one of the featured Bayou City Outdoor/HTXOutdoor hiking events like our upcoming Haunted Hike on October 31. RSVP at For additional information, please call[masked] or e-mail to [masked] *** Get your copy of Houston A to Z while it lasts. You'll find 8 pages of the coolest, the curious, the gems and the underground of our town. It's everything you need to know to be a Houston aficionado and it's completely FREE - today!

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This is the Bayou City Outdoors Meetup group. Events posted to this group are our events that are open to the public. There are usually 2 or 3 per month and most of them are free! To see and/or access our full calendar with an average of 60 events per month, please visit us at: (

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The group's objective is for sports minded individuals to get together, play and also help beginners with learning and enjoying sports. Start with Tennis, Golf, Volleyball, Walking, Jogging and Fitness and expand to other activities like kayaking, hiking, and trail-running. The events for this Meetup are mainly from a primary group called Bayou City Outdoors. Get Active! Get Social! Get Outside!

A Fun Way to Meet New People!

We host a wide variety of events every week for our members, and all are designed so that everyone feels welcome. Our utilization of the latest Internet-based technology allows the busy professional to easily acquire and respond to all event information online. With an average of 3 events each day, there is always something to do. We're your source for recreation and entertainment in Houston!

Every Day is an Adventure!

Our outdoor activities include hiking, SCUBA diving, canoeing & kayaking, camping, skydiving, rock climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, and Adventure Racing. BCO regularly participates in team sports such as volleyball & softball, and much, much more - we even have our own MS150 team. We also engage in social activities like parties, happy hours, dinners, museum tours, charity events and concerts. With BCO, every day is an adventure!

Monthly Club Meet & Greets and Public Hikes are free and open to all interested individuals.

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