What we're about

We pride ourselves in being a group of committed hikers and "off-roaders" who love to be outdoors and enjoy nature and good company. We hope you will decide to join us and choose to explore San Antonio and its surrounding environs. We strive to schedule hikes for every weekend and for holidays. We also do biking, kayaking, tubing, horseback riding, camping and anything that gets us the heck out of the city and into nature.

Occasionally an organizer may also schedule a mid-week event or something random. Our policy is that on hikes in parks where dogs are permitted you are free to bring them and obey the park rules regarding leashes and cleaning up after them. Children are permitted also but realize that they are YOUR responsibility and that this is an adult outdoor group. Children less than 12 years old are not permitted on our events.

Primarily, we aim for each hike to be an excellent exercise for our members. Consequently we typically hike at a moderate to fast pace depending on terrain. Check our events description for details of distance, pace and terrain.

Privacy Notice: You are welcome to take as many photos as you wish of your surrounding environs. But please ask for permission before you take a photo of any member of the group and ask for permission if you intend to post his or her photo to the web.

If you have a question please call or text. See you on our next adventure!

Gary

Phone: 757-515-7084

email: gmsicard@gmail.com

Upcoming events (4+)

Lakeside Towers Hike - Flower Mound TX

2599 Edgemere Rd

This is fast paced akin to a slow jog for 2 hours pace. My hiking speed can reach a 12 min mile pace so this is not a best fit for beginners or leisure hikers... this is more a fitness regime.

This is a new area for me to get to know and host so please come with a sense of adventure.

Basic Rules For My Events.

1. Your profile picture has to reasonably identify your facial features, your name is what you go by and no couple or multi-person profiles.

2. Proper footwear and water is mandatory

3. Please consider wearing bright colored clothing.

4. No pets or guests... only human members of this group. Please ask your guests to join group and sign up on their own.

5. Attendance is taken so no-shows are marked and affects your ability to attend certain events where host provides complimentary items.

6. Members are never asked to subsidize costs to maintain this Meetup Group.

Hills of Arlington Hike

Needs a location

This area in Arlington TX has quite a few steep hills. The trek will be on paved sidewalk.

This is fast paced akin to a slow jog for 2 hours pace. My hiking speed can reach a 12 min mile pace so this is not a best fit for beginners or leisure hikers... this is more a fitness regime.

Basic Rules For My Events.
1. Your profile picture has to reasonably identify your facial features, your name is what you go by and no couple or multi-person profiles.
2. Proper footwear and water is mandatory
3. Please consider wearing bright colored clothing.
4. No pets or guests... only human members of this group. Please ask your guests to join group and sign up on their own.
5. Attendance is taken so no-shows are marked and affects your ability to attend certain events where host provides complimentary items.
6. Members are never asked to subsidize costs to maintain this Meetup Group.

Hike Pedernales Falls State Park

Pedernales Falls State Park

IMPORTANT: Make your day pass reservation now for 8:00AM-10:AM entry - https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/pedernales-falls

//// You will not be able to enter the park without a reservation ////

We will start at the Pedernales Falls trail where we'll go and climb around on the falls and take lots of pictures. We'll then move to another parking lot where we will do a 5 to 8 mile hike including Trammell's Crossing which will requiring wading across the river.

Be prepared to get your shoes wet or change into water shoes for the river crossing.

Recommended: water, snacks, lunch, insect repellent, and water shoes or shoes you don't mind getting wet.

DETAIL UPDATES:

Where to Park & Meet:
We will park & meet at the Pedernales Falls Trail System trailhead at the far north of the park it is the trail to the waterfall parking lot.

Sunset Hike & Star Party at Pedernales Falls State Park!

Pedernales Falls State Park

Let's watch the sunset from Pedernales Falls then join a Star Party to enjoy the night sky with the Austin Astronomical Society who will have their telescopes setup for viewing!

Make your day pass reservation for 4PM-6PM entry in advance to ensure you can get in the park: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/pedernales-falls

SUNSET AT THE FALLS
/// No swimming or wading at the falls ///

The hike up and down the falls requires some climbing and scrambling.

At 4:30PM we will meet at the Pedernales Falls Trail System parking lot at the north end of the park. From there we will hike down and explore the falls and look for some good spots to enjoy the sunset. I will lead the group down to the edge of the water. From there you can explore as much or as little of the falls as you like. I plan to explore pretty far up the falls. If you plan to follow me be ready for some climbing and scrambling.

Required: Bring headlamp, carry water and wear shoes with good traction.

Recommend: Pack a dinner/snack, hat, gloves, layers for cold weather

STAR PARTY
The Star Party officially starts at 6:00PM. We will arrive a little later after sunset. We need to be out of the park by 10:00PM.

We just need to show up and enjoy the night sky. Members of the Austin Astronomical Society will be on site with their telescopes that we can look through to see the stars and maybe planets!

Recommended: Red lens flashlight, snacks, blanket, pillow, sleeping pad, binoculars, insect repellent

Laying down on something soft with a pillow is the best way to stargaze!

If you would like to bring children or more than one guest send me a message.

No pets for this event.

Cancellation due to weather: If they have to cancel the program they should update their Facebook page.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pedernalesfalls/
TPWD Site: https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/pedernales-falls/star-party-February_11

TIMELINE
4:30PM Meet at falls parking lot
4:45PM Explore the falls
6:20PM Sunset
6:40PM Head back to cars
7:30PM Join Star Party
10:00PM Exit park

WHERE TO PARK AND MEET:
For sunset on the falls, meet at the Pedernales Falls Trail System parking lot at the north end of the park.

For the Star Party, the Star Theater is located in the same area as the Wildlife Viewing area (bird blinds) and the equestrian trailheads. Parking is available in the field behind the bird blinds. The parking area is dirt and grass, and there is a gravel pathway leading out to the Star Theater. The ground is level and mostly flat.