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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.

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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.



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Upcoming events (5)

Dallas Beer Crawl (Bishop Arts to Art District)

Manhattan Project Beer Co.

Join us for a Dallas Crawl! We will get in some miles and see great views of the skyline as we walk 4.4 miles from Bishop Arts District to the Art District and cross the pedestrian bridge into the city! Its a great way to hit some of the city's trendy breweries while still keeping outdoors!

Our plan is as follows:
Begin at 12pm, Manhattan Project Beer Company
2nd stop: Steam Theory Brewing
3rd stop: Texas Ale Project
4th stop: Peticolas Brewing Company

We do not have set times for leaving or arriving at each brewery, we will just move as we finish at each.
Please do not rely on meeting us part way. We will not follow set times, while we are focused on a good time!

Due to the nature of a beer crawl, we suggest Uber or safe practices in getting to and from the crawl. I wouldn't suggest driving as crawlers typically have two drinks at each brewery. Also, I wouldn't suggest driving instead of walking between places, as that kind of ruins the point in a crawl. Cheers everyone, see you there!

*Must be 21 to enter, and of course the cost is on each attendee.*
COVID restrictions have lifted, most places do not require masks any more. Please consider this before attending.

fitness Hike 8 miles at Johnson Branch Unit of Lake Ray Roberts

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit

I plan on hiking the DORBA trail at the Johnson Branch unit starting promptly at 8:30 am on Sunday morning. Be ready to begin hiking then or risk getting left in the parking lot.

This hike will average around 3 mph or faster. The trail is about 8 miles long.

This is Texas in summer so bring a lot of water.

If people want to we can go to Fuzzy's in Sanger after the hike is over.

The park requires a day pass for each person. Right now they have 637 of them available so it's not likely they'll fill up.


Check back here before leaving Sunday morning to make sure the hike hasn't been cancelled. The weather forecast looks good right now but one never knows.

Day Trip This Weekend- Paddling at Purtis Creek State Park

Purtis Creek State Park

Lets go paddling! Purtis Creek State Park is less than 2 hours east of Dallas. It has a 356 acre lake that we can explore. It is a no wake lake so no big boats or loud watercraft are allowed. I've seen beaver, a swimming deer, alligator gar and lots of waterfowl there. There's a small island that I've never explored. We can meet in Maybank at the Bean & Burger Restaurant around 11am, have a really good lunch then drive about 20 minutes to the park. There aren't boat rentals but they have just signed a new contract to get them back real soon.

June Meet & Greet At Smoky Rose

Smoky Rose

Join us at Smoky Rose for a fun evening meeting other NTO members and hearing about our weekend group adventures. Friendly people, great food and the most amazing outdoor patio dining venue in Dallas is what you can expect. Try the chicken fried smoked brisket or the smoked salmon BLT. There will be a guy playing guitar and happy hour drink specials. The valet parking can take a while so be patient. YOU CAN PARK IN FRONT OF WALTON'S NURSERY AFTER 6. I always show up early so I can eat before everyone starts showing up (and avoid the parking backup). Just look for the large, friendly group of outdoors loving people next to the outdoor gazebo.

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