LIFE - 11/4/09 - Hiking Around Houston

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LIFE - 11/4/09 - Hiking Around Houston

  1. 1. Hiking Around Houston<br />Tracy Williams<br />
  2. 2. Gear Guide<br />Trail map<br />Compass <br />First aid kit<br />Emergency whistle<br />Multi-tool or knife<br />Water<br />Snacks<br />
  3. 3. Gear Guide (cont’d)<br />Digital camera<br />Hiking shoes<br />Sunscreen<br />Hat and sunglasses<br />Bug spray<br />Cell phone<br />
  4. 4. Area Hikes – LSC-CyFair Campus<br />5 Different routes – depending on how far you want to go<br />Some routes on sidewalk, some on crushed granite paths<br />
  5. 5. 3 Times around = ½ mile<br />
  6. 6. 0.43 Miles<br />
  7. 7. 0.78 Miles<br />
  8. 8. 1.00 Mile<br />
  9. 9. 1.42 Miles<br />
  10. 10. Start/Finish<br />5K = 3.1 Miles<br />
  11. 11. Telge Park<br />
  12. 12. Kleb Woods Nature Preserve<br />4 different trails<br />Total of about 2.25 miles for all trails<br />Farmstead with antique farm equipment<br />
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  15. 15. Bear Creek Pioneers Park<br />HUGE park with many facilities!<br />1.85 miles nature trail<br />Lighted, paved jogging trail<br />Wildlife habitat<br />Multiple playgrounds<br />Picnic pavilions with water, electricity and grills<br />
  16. 16. Bear Creek Pioneers Park (cont’d)<br />Soccer Fields<br />Tennis courts<br />Horseshoe courts<br />Biking<br />
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  18. 18. George Bush Park<br />2 out-and-back trails (10.8 miles, 5.57 miles)<br />Woodlands, flood-control channel, bayou, wetlands, boardwalk, farmland<br />“hike and bike” – watch out for bikers!<br />Playground, dog park, ponds, soccer fields<br />Model airplane area and shooting range<br />
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  20. 20. Terry Hershey Park<br />Over 14 miles of trail<br />Out-and-back paved trail<br />Connects to George Bush Park via a tunnel under Hwy 6<br />
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  22. 22. State & National Parks<br />Huntsville State Park<br />Brazos Bend State Park<br />Sheldon Lake State Park<br />Washington-on-the Brazos State Park<br />Stephen F. Austin State Park<br />Sam Houston National Forest<br />
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  24. 24. Happy Hiking!<br />http://thechaoticlife.wordpress.com<br />

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