What we're about

This group is for those who love outdoor activities. Hiking, camping, backpacking, mountaineering, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, spelunking, walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, as well as other sports, are all activities that are possibilities for our calendar.

This group operates under a "members first" mentality and I hope that it grows into a great one. A Meetup Group is only as good as its members.

By joining North Texas Outdoors you are agreeing with our Liability Waver and all it's terms which can be found here.

Liability Waiver
North Texas Outdoors

In consideration of North Texas Outdoors, (NTO) furnishing services, trip planning, and/or equipment on a
volunteer basis to enable me to participate in various outdoor activities, including, but not limited to hiking, camping,
swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, whitewater rafting, biking, roller blading, back packing, kayaking, or canoeing, I agree
as follows:

I fully understand and acknowledge that:
(a) outdoor recreational activities have inherent risks, dangers and hazards and such hazards existing by virtue of my
participation in such outdoor recreational activities and the use of various equipment in connection with such activities
as well as risks that may be encountered in transit to and from various venues where such activities may take place;
(b) outdoor recreational activities have hazards which may result from activities associated with strenuous outdoor
activities, including, but not limited to, injury or death from personal limitations, falling, hypothermia, drowning, rock
falls, snake or insect bites, lightning strikes, equipment failure, weather conditions, or errors of trip leaders or other
participants or third parties;
(c) my participation in such activities and/or use of such equipment may result in injury or illness including, but not limited
to bodily injury, disease, strains, fractures, partial and/or total paralysis, death or other ailments that could cause
serious disability;
(d) outdoor recreational activities have risks and dangers which may be caused by the negligence of trip leaders,
participants, officers, directors, executive committee members, or members of NTO; the negligence of others outside
NTO; accidents; the forces of nature or other causes; and
(e) by my participation in these activities and/or use of equipment, I hereby assume all risks and dangers and all
responsibility for any losses and/or damages, whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence or other conduct of
the members, agents, officers, trip leaders, or directors of NTO, or by any other person.

I, on behalf of myself, my personal representatives and my heirs, hereby voluntarily agree to forever release, waive,
discharge, hold harmless, defend and indemnify NTO and its members, officers and directors from any and all claims,
actions or losses for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of service or otherwise which may arise out of my
participation in the various outdoor recreational activities that may be sponsored, directed, organized or otherwise
sanctioned by NTO. I also accept and assume the inherent risks of participating in these outdoor activities.

I understand that the various members, trip leaders and other participants in the various outdoor activities undertaken by
NTO may, from time to time, take photographs, slides, films or videos during such activities and that such photographs,
slides, films or videos may appear in various promotional materials, newsletters, the NTO website, advertisements, or
presentations, and I consent to the use of my image. NTO, its members, officers and directors assume no liability in the
disclosure or dissemination of such images, and I expressly covenant to hold harmless and release NTO, its members,
officers and directors from all liability in regard to such disclosure or dissemination.

I understand that NTO does not condone excessive drinking, use of narcotics or other controlled substances, or any other
illegal activity, and that I may incur civil and/or criminal penalties for violation of applicable laws, park rules or NTO
policies. I understand that I may bring only necessary items to NTO events and that firearms, fireworks or other
dangerous items are strictly prohibited.

I am at least eighteen (18) years of age and possess the appropriate physical conditioning and stamina for the activity that
I am participating in. I assume all responsibility for determining whether or not a particular activity or trip is appropriate for
my current level of fitness and conditioning. I understand that my participation in an activity that is beyond my physical
limitations may cause harm and inconvenience to myself and others. I assume responsibility for advising the trip leader of
any medical condition that may affect, or be affected by, my participation in such activities. I intend to participate in NTO
activities in the spirit of good will, discretion and mutual respect.

This agreement shall be construed by the laws of the State of Texas between the parties shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas.



Upcoming events (4+)

Paddling & Swimming at Tyler State Park

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Let's go play at Tyler State Park. The 100' pines and 68 acre clear water lake make this one of the most beautiful and popular parks in Texas. You need a boat since the park rentals close at 5:00. Time to spring for a beginner kayak or inflatable paddle board! There are lots of folks having a blast with a boat that cost $300 or less. We will meet at the boat dock at 5:00, paddle and play in the water until we're done then stop off at Chili's in Lindale for dinner before we drive home.

Free Archery lesson in Irving

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Learn how to fire a bow, get your 1 point proficiency. I know you always wanted to learn. So this is your chance. This is a group lesson on how to fire a compound bow. You will be instructed on the safe use and targeting of a bow for free. Ignite your passion for this sport. Learn from a qualified Bass Pro coach over the long term and ongoing basis. You will learn to use all the gear and proper form to help you to get on target. I will be repeating this event every third Sunday of the month. You are allowed to attend the lesson one time. Following lessons will be offered as paid private lessons.

Snow Skiers Summer Time Reunion in Fort Worth - Second Rodeo Brewing

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Hello Snow Skiers and Snowboarders and those that want to learn, ...and anyone that just wants to hangout in the stockyards.

We had a great skiers reunion in June on the Dallas side of the metroplex. Now it's time to reconnect with our Fort Worth area skiers and friends.

For those that don't already know, we had three great ski trips in 2022 and we'll have more in 2023. If you're an alumni or if you think you would like to go on a ski trip then you are welcome to join us.

Come enjoy any of the 20 brews on the Second Rodeo menu. Or be like me and enjoy a glass of cold sweet Texas iced tea. We'll be upstairs in the air conditioned side of restaurant (I'll have a couple balloons on our table). It's located on Mule Alley in the Ft Worth Stockyards and we'll be there from 6-9. After that, feel free to explore the Stockyards and find a dance floor or performance to your liking. Heck, you can even find a bull to ride if you dare. LOL

Call or text if you have questions.
Klay Rogers - Organizer and snow skier[masked], [masked]

2023 Ski Trips:
All trips below are Ikon Pass resorts.
All trips but Revelostoke are Southwest Airlines destinations.

Steamboat CO - Jan 25-29,
This trip makes a great vacation to a Rocky Mountain ski town.
(see the Meetup calendar on Jan 25 for details)

Revelstoke BC - Feb 8-12, This trip is for the more experienced skiers in search of powder! Revelstoke is supposed to be the place.
(See the Meetup calendar on Feb 8 for details)

And these two trips are still tentative and subject to change:

Copper Mountain and Arapaho Basin, CO - Feb 23-26.
This is a great weekend get-away trip for the frequent skier, and its economical too.
(See the Meetup calendar for Feb 23 for details)

Salt City UT - Mar 22-26 skiing Brighton, Snowbasin, and Deer Valley
Season finale in new territory!
(See the Meetup calendar for Mar 22 for details)
(Special Note 1: Deer Valley allows skiing only (no snowboarders).
(Special Note 2: Deer Valley, and Snowbasin require the Ikon Base Plus pass.)

Meet & Greet at Smoky Rose

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Join us at our favorite Meet & Greet venue. The Smoky Rose has the most wonderful outdoor patio in Dallas and offers delicious smokehouse menu items to delight the palette. Our friend Bill plays guitar and sings on the last Tuesday of every month. We will be hanging around near the outside bar where he is playing. New members can get acquainted and hear about our fun weekend trips and events. If you've been watching our group for a while this is your opportunity to check us out. You will be welcomed by some of the friendliest and most helpful people you'll ever meet. I usually arrive at 5:00 to beat the valet parking rush and hopefully finish eating by the time most people arrive. Just look for a large friendly group of outdoor loving people.

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Top-rope Two’fer Tuesday.

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