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Lone Star Hiking Trail-South Wilderness Hike ~10.9 Miles
We are completing in our fourth cycle of walking the complete Lone Star Hiking Trail. This will be the penultimate hike for the cycle. See which segments we have completed so far: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dIPBAAE0FI44baDEv62jn5o-fN4 Here is the list of hikers and segments completed on the since the first cycle started: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zEtzUZKDpnMAhztfpL1Q5oc6fO6EPrU_ Gathering Point: LSHT trailhead #4 is on FM 149, 6.7 miles north of TX 150 in Montgomery. https://goo.gl/xifufr The Hike: The route is through the shaded woods over the typical sandy soils of the region. PDF hike map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MKfhsuqoEun6FzwIYw2lDgfEI5EJVkw9 Tom is organizing the community carpool (everyone gets a ride or a rider) leaving from Hermann Park. Leaving at 7:30. Judson Robinson, Jr. Community Center. 2020 Hermann Dr, Houston, TX[masked]https://goo.gl/DB1pGZ About HATs and what you need to hike: https://www.hatsandmore.org/ Weather Forecast: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-95.6992&lat=30.30.4809 From the Official Guidebook for the Lone Star Trail "One of the hidden jewels of Texas, the Lone Star Hiking Trail is the only long-distance National Recreation Trail in the state. At 128 miles (including loop trails), it is also the state’s longest continuously marked and maintained footpath. The trail meanders through flat and gently rolling forests of pine, oak, and mixed hardwood, and cypress swamps and bayous in the famed Big Thicket area in east Texas, in the Sam Houston National Forest. The seemingly endless variation of forests, much of it designated wilderness, provides a paradise for tree-lovers and bird watchers year-round. The trail is well-suited for both short and long hikes (of up to 10 days), appealing to dayhikers, overnight backpackers, long-distance hikers, and others seeking a peaceful outing." https://www.wildernesspress.com/product.php?productid=16836 After Hike Event: TBA

LSHT Trailhead #4 Caney Creek

FM 149 and Forest Service RD 231 · Montgomery, TX

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This group is for people who enjoy hiking and want to explore the trails of the Houston area and beyond. We hike every weekend. Our hikes are normally 10-12 miles so a reasonable fitness level is needed. We plan camping trips once a month, mostly around Texas with occasional trips to various National Parks and other special hiking location.

To find out more about our hikes and what you may need to prepare for a hike.
https://www.hatsandmore.org/

For more on where we hike and camp, look at our Houston hikes map.
https://www.hatsandmore.org/houston-hikes

Then join us to trace out your own path on the map.

HATs leaders are fellow hiking enthusiast, not guides. We encourage all members to plan for hikes as if they are going solo as the best way to assure safety. Hiker's planning should including of being of reasonable fitness for the event and carrying the needed water and food for a long hike. Then to enjoy the day with friends. In the event of trouble we encourage each member to ask for assistance, we are here to help each other.

We are affiliated with other Meetup groups that each offer great outdoor activities in a spirit of friendship and sharing.

Houston Urban Trekkers
https://www.meetup.com/HoustonUrban-Trekkers/

Houston Outdoors
https://www.meetup.com/HoustonOutdoorsGroup/

National Parks and More
https://www.meetup.com/NaPa-More/

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