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Good morning! I live Texas, winter isn't off limits for the outdoors; but unless you are really careful, the summer is very off limits. I've been grateful for first aid training more than once when a fellow hiker says she's not feeling so good, and we're a mile in at 103F.

My last camping trip was over Thanksgiving in November. Sadly, when it was raining for the 2nd day in a row, I was voted down as to whether to stay and finish the weekend, or to leave and go home to our warm beds.

I love hiking, and there are a ton of good places to do it around here! They vary from a stroll down a wide, well-maintained trail, to one of my favorite places, which you have to very carefully pick your way along, due to the unevenness of the trail.

My boyfriend and I both love paddling, but we aren't enough of enthusiasts to have our own equipment. We go down to the lake and rent it, and spend the time meandering up and down Lady Bird Lake.

Date: 2012-02-07 02:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sporky_rat
Mmmmm hiking in the Southern Winter. So much fun and you can usually avoid the snakes, too.

Hiking in the summer in Mississippi is just asking for heat exhaustion no matter how much water you drink.

Date: 2012-02-13 06:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kestrel_hawk
If anything, winter is the best time for the outdoors around here, since you can avoid the heat exhaustion AND the mosquitoes! Plus, you can finally break out the real sleeping bags, instead of just using them as mattresses on top of your sleeping pads while you sleep in a travel sack.


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