Category Archives: Texas

Gonzales, TX – 08/12/2017

Gonzales is where the Texas fight for independence from Mexico began. The town of Gonzales had a small 6-pound cannon which they buried to hide from the 150 Mexican Dragoons sent to take it. On October 2, 1835, it was … Continue reading

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Singing Winds Park – Kerrville, Tx 08/05/17

This walk was a sanctioned event in conjunction with the Texas Volkssport Association bi-annual meeting.  The walk was on a gravel trail through Singing Winds Park.

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Houston Tunnels and Skybridges Volksmarch- 07/28/2017

Houston’s “underground” is a system of tunnels 20 feet below the downtown streets and more than 6 miles long. Having started out years ago as a tunnel between two downtown movie theaters, today it includes restaurants and retail and connects … Continue reading

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Mission San Jose (San Antonio) 7/22/2017

We did an event today that started at Mission San Jose.  It is a 13K walk along the San Antonio River to reach Mission Concepcion, but we only did the 6K, so we didn’t reach it.  The walk is an … Continue reading

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Boerne, TX – 07/15/2017

Boerne has three walks to choose from: Downtown, Cemetery, and Cibolo Wilderness.  We chose the Cemetery walk but since we were doing the short version we didn’t actually get to the cemetery.

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Palestine, TX – 07/08/2017

Text of a Texas Historical Marker states: Palestine was established as the Anderson County seat in 1846. The town first centered on trade facilitated by the Trinity River, with frequent steamboats bringing in staples in exchange for local and East … Continue reading

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Waco, TX – 06/30/2017

This urban hike starts at the Hilton and goes through downtown.

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