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After Christmas Camping/Backpacking­ thru Hill Country

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  • Pedernales Falls State Park

    2585 Park Road 6026 , Johnston City, TX (map)

    29.823025 -95.161560

  • Sites will be posted
  • What's a great way to end the year after the holidays and burn off those extra calories?  A week of hiking, backpacking and camping!

    If interested please sign up soon, I need a headcount to book the sites.

    This will be a multi day event and consist of about 25 miles of hiking as well as backpacking, physical endurance will be critical to each member of this trip.  That said most of the trip will be short segments and in terms of backpacking, pretty easy.  I will keep the RSVP to 6-8 people (everyone will go on the waitlist at first) and I must approve you before joining, that means I must have met you before and assessed your hiking/backpacking abilities.  If you do not meet this requirement you still have time to join one of our hiking events before the trip.  I do this to keep it safe and enjoyable. If you are interested but not sure, feel free to message me. 

    Estimated cost is about $60 per person for campsites and carpooling.

    You also have the option to join us Thursday or Friday if you don't have the vacation days, just indicate that in the comments. I'll post a separate event just for the weekend.

    Weekend at Lost Maples event

    You will provide all of your own gear, you can rent from Ayoopa or ask to borrow equipment in the comments.

    For a list of general backpacking gear

    More camping info at our Facebook Site Houston Outdoors


    Thursday 12-29

    • Meet at the Addicks Park and Ride at 9am

    • Drive 2.5 hours to Mckinney Falls

    • Hike about 5 miles to visit the falls

    • Spend the night in a water and electric camp site

    •  Drive 1 hour to Pedernales Falls

    • Spend the night in a water and electric camp site

    Friday 12-30

    • This is primitive camping, no water and compost toilets

    • Hike 1 mile to the campsite, setup camp

    • Hike 11.2 miles around Pedernales falls

    Saturday 12-31

    • Drive 2.5 hours to Lost Maples 

    •This is primitive camping, no water and compost toilets.  There are several areas of the trail that are strenuous incline hikes

    • Hike to Campsite C, about 3.08 miles trail map

    Sunday 1-1

    • Hike to campsite F about 6 miles (same trail map)


    • Head back home

    No Show policy: If you are a no show to any camping event that requires paid sites, you will be put on a black list and not allowed to attend future events until you can show that you can be trusted again.  

    Refunds: refunds are not offered for these trips to keep the costs low for the group who attend and help cover my costs when I have to cover cancel trips.  Keep in mind I don't charge membership fees or any other fees. 

    Expectations: You need to provide all of your own gear, a list of gear needed can be found camping list, Members will typically have cooking stoves. You can rent from Ayoopa, there is a link and 10% discount code on the group page(PC)  Always pack rain gear, bug spray, sunscreen and plenty of food and water.

    Organizers: We (organizers) are providing a free experience to our members, we will help you setup your gear and help you as we can to make it an enjoyable trip. Houston Outdoors is a group of like minded people coming together to share our outdoor adventures with others.  We are here to share our trips with our members and in no way offer a guided event or take any liability for your well being.  We are all adults, and each Meet Up is well defined and describes the event and physical requirements, it's up to you to determine if you are capable of the event .  In case of emergencies the appropriate emergency response teams will be notified, Houston Outdoors will not provide any emergency aid.  You must understand this before signing up, if you want a guided experience, there are many groups you can join and pay for.

    I hope everyone understands the need for outlining all the details/liabilities in the details but in these ages its needed, if you don't agree, then DO NOT SIGN UP!

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  • Vickie

    If you haven't had the opportunity to visit the Stonehenge in the UK... well, you can see Stonehenge II if you take the scenic route to LMSP by going through Ingram, TX!

    3 days ago

  • Brandon

    with lost maples group, we are full. Is everyone still planning to attend? I'll set up a carpool as we get closer. CC I assume you meeting us there?

    November 29

    • CC M.

      yes will meet you at Pedernales Thursday night. Sarah is also out of Austin. Question, I would like to hike out to return to Austin on the 1st. would that work?

      December 1

    • Brandon

      Who is Sarah? Yes there are short cuts you can take to leave early.

      December 1

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