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.
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
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
(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.
I HAVE READ THE ABOVE WAIVER AND RELEASE AND AGREE IT IS MY INTENTION TO EXEMPT AND RELIEVE North Texas Outdoors., FROM LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR WRONGFUL DEATH CAUSED BY
NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER CAUSE. I AM AT LEAST EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND UNDER NO LEGAL DISABILITY.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Eleven Point River - Multi- Day Canoe/Kayak Camp-outGreer Crossing Recreation Area, Winona, MO
The Eleven Point River is a beautiful spring-fed river that meanders its way through the picturesque hills of southeastern Missouri. Approximately half of the water in the river comes out of Greer Spring, which dumps an estimated 220 millions gallons per day of pristine fresh clear water into the river system. The water is clean, clear, and cold. The section we will "run" is 20 miles, starting at the Greer Crossing Recreation Area put-in to the Riverton take-out, near Alton, Missouri. This portion of the river is included in the 44 mile section of the river that is included in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers system. The river is rated Class 1 and 2 on the International scale, which means "beginner to intermediate" skill levels. You can learn more about this river on YouTube. Since this river receives the majority of its water from underground springs, the water levels in September should be more than adequate for a good float. Be prepared for some great scenery, great fishing, great fellowship, and great camping.
The plan is to be on the river late on thursday afternoon, travel a mile or two, then find a good camp site. Then continue down the river friday and saturday, and take-out around 11 am on Sunday, and start back home. This area is about 9 hours from the DFW area.
LOGISTICS: The meet-up location will be the Greer Crossing Recreation Area, 10 miles north of Alton, Missouri. We will meet at 4 pm on thursday, then allow for 1/2 hour to stow the gear in the canoes/kayaks. A shuttle to take your auto from the put-in location to the take-out location at Riverton can be arranged with Huffstedlers Canoe Rentals (417-778-6116). Huffstedlers also rents canoes/kayks. Everyone should make their own arrangements for a shuttle or a canoe/kayak rental.
I may have room for two extra people and one kayak/canoe. Contact me if this interests you.
- Sunday Sunrise Paddle on the River Fort WorthTC Paddlesports at Panther Island, Fort Worth, TX
Beat the heat and greet the sunrise from the calm waters of the Trinity Confluence. Join us in the predawn hour for a guided tour on the Trinity National Water Trail. Bring your own boat or rent one of ours.
Free if you have your own boat. (Though a tip for the guide is nice).
$40 for rental per person (kayak canoe or SUP). To reserve a rental click here.
Bring hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water shoes, clothes that can get wet.
Have any questions? Call 214 478-7856.
- Outdoor Meet & Greet at the Smoky RoseSmoky Rose, Dallas, TX
Our Meet & Greets are the perfect opportunity for new members to check us out before committing to one of our weekend adventures. It's the perfect way for us to welcome them and share stories of past and upcoming events. This is where so many new friendships begin. Smoky Rose has the most amazing outdoor patio area in Dallas, a friendly and appreciative staff and delicious food. Just look for a large group of friendly outdoors loving people on the patio between the bar and gazebo. I'll get there by 5:00-5:30 to beat the valet parking rush. You can park at the nursery next door after 6:00.
- Top-rope two for one Tuesday!! (Plano)Summit Climbing Plano, Plano, TX
After some time to heal and rest from some injuries, we are back, so slap on a harness because Tuesdays are for some top-rope. Open to all skill levels.
For the first timers.....
Gym entry $25/day. It’s two entries for the price of one.
Climbing and access to most classes for the day. Rental gear included.
Every climber must fill out a waiver, and take a short safety course before climbing.