We have been cooped up at home for a while now, so a trip to explore the great Texan outdoors could be exactly what is required to feel reenergized again. If you have never been on an adventure to explore these parts before, there is a lot that awaits you. In fact, let us give you four reasons why you really should not miss out.
Explore the Massive and Diverse Big Bend National Park
Hike through the rugged, remote, and beautiful Big Bend National Park by following one of the several prominent trails here. The most popular ones being the Santa Elena Canyon Trail, and the Window Trail. You will be seeing your way through desert lands, snowcapped mountain peaks, and vast forestlands while traversing a single US national park, which is unique all on its own.
Kayak Your Way towards the Devil’s Hole!
You can bring your own canoe/kayak to the lake if you are an avid kayaker, but you can always rent one on the spot instead. Before you get to gorgeous scenery around the Devil’s Waterhole (eastern end), you will likely see a few snakes getting their share of sunlight on the shore rocks too.
Cave Dive into the Stunning, Pure Waters of Jacob’s Well
You will need to find yourself in the town of Wimberley if you wish to experience everything that Jacob’s Well has to offer. The massive underwater caves are located below clear, pure water of the well, which finds its way from the largest artesian aquifer system in Texas and the US, aka the Edwards Aquifer.
It is estimated that the water temperature here never shifts too much from the 68°F mark, making it perfect for cliff jumping, cave diving, and swimming. However, it is extremely dangerous to go beyond the first chamber for cave diving, especially without significant experience.
Outdoor Adventures are Not Exclusive to Regular Campers and Hikers
There was a time when clear lines separated the outdoorsy, sports-loving adventurous personalities from the studious homebodies. Those lines do not exist outside of our thinking because people generally have several aspects to their personalities. For example, Rodger Saffold, Rick Fox, Gordon Hayward, Demetrious Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, Christiano Ronaldo, and several other former/active superstar athletes are personally and professionally involved with the massive esports and online gaming industry today. When the world’s greatest pro athletes and adventurers are livestreaming their gaming sessions frequently on social media, you know that those stereotypes are no longer valid.
An increasingly high number of regular people are beginning to realize that they can enjoy camping, swimming, and kayaking in the middle of a national park, without having to hate their home life on principle! Sometimes though, we all just need to put down the controller, grab our gear, and go on a real adventure, irrespective of what our usual lifestyles may be. You do not need prior experience to get started either, but you will need good guidance.
The rugged state has more adventures to offer than anyone can hope to experience in one visit. Consider prioritizing options in accordance with your own preferences. As for the places themselves, you can always get started with the ones mentioned here.