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Welcome to The Texas Trailhead Podcast!
Are you looking to start hiking and camping, but don't know where to start?
Follow along each Friday as creator and producer, Danny Laurel, shares stories of his favorite places to hike. He'll also gather stories of what lead others to spend time outdoors too.
Maybe you're already a fan of the outdoors, but are looking for other places to visit in Texas.
Well then grab your backpack, and put on your hiking shoes; and join along this adventure through the Texas outdoors.
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support

The Texas Trailhead : A Texas Hiking Podcast The Texas Trailhead

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

Welcome to The Texas Trailhead Podcast!
Are you looking to start hiking and camping, but don't know where to start?
Follow along each Friday as creator and producer, Danny Laurel, shares stories of his favorite places to hike. He'll also gather stories of what lead others to spend time outdoors too.
Maybe you're already a fan of the outdoors, but are looking for other places to visit in Texas.
Well then grab your backpack, and put on your hiking shoes; and join along this adventure through the Texas outdoors.
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support

    S4 E11: Hiking News & Big Bend if You Only Have a Day

    S4 E11: Hiking News & Big Bend if You Only Have a Day

    The weekly recap of outdoor news is a fun email blast I sent out, but recently the Texas Parks & Wildlife dept. sent out some information on small towns that have received grants for outdoor spaces!  See if one of your towns made the list. 

    Think you need to dedicate a week to Big Bend?  Well, not quite.  You can definitely see a good amount of the national park in one day.  If you accidentally have an opportunity to visit Big Bend, here are some places I definitely recommend you checking out on your way to Terlingua or Marfa. 

    Check out Texas Trail Company: https://texastrailcompany.com/

    Enjoy this Texas hiking podcast episode!

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    • 25 min
    S4 E10: Monahans Sandhills State Park

    S4 E10: Monahans Sandhills State Park

    Howdy fellow Trailheads! 

    You know that movie Dune?  I got to visit Texas's version out west at Monahans Sandhills state park.  Come along on this adventure and learn about how the park was for me and what you can expect on your next state park trip.  

    Along the way, I made a stop at Happy Trails Outfitters in San Angelo.  A great outdoor-themed store that has plenty of great apparel, but hiking gear and accessories as well.  They also carry the Texas State Park Passport. 

    If you'd like to read a full recap on this visit you can do so at this link: https://www.thetexastrailhead.com/monahans-sandhills-state-park/


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    • 19 min
    I take a visit to Lockhart State Park: Video Narration

    I take a visit to Lockhart State Park: Video Narration

    Anchor has created a new way to bring audio from videos to the podcast.  Let's see how this works!  

    This was from a trip to Lockhart State Park in 2021 where I explored some new trails.  You can read about this trip, or watch the full video on Youtube. 

    Just a note, there are some scenes from this video that don't have any audio when I was just showing images, so keep that in mind if you hear any gaps.

    Texas Trailhead Website

    Lockhart State Park Youtube


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    • 15 min
    S4 E8: Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Seminole Canyon SP

    S4 E8: Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Seminole Canyon SP

    A little bit of west Texas in this episode! West Texas may feel like it’s barren, but once you dissect the area more, you’ll learn its filled with amazing life and wonder.
    There are two places that I really enjoyed: The Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center just outside of Fort Davis, and south of there at Seminole Canyon State Park.
    Learn about what to expect at this two amazing destinations.

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    • 21 min
    S4E7 Talking Nature Photography y mas with my buddy Enola

    S4E7 Talking Nature Photography y mas with my buddy Enola

    Social media is known as life’s highlight reel, but I pay more attention to the stories that peel back the emotion curtain and expose more realistic viewpoints when it comes to what you can expect outdoors, and the pain that can happen along that journey.
    Enola’s photos caught my eye one day because the imagery was different than anything else on my feed, but it was her words that were attached to the photo that made me follow along.
    The words and the pictures were tinted with emotion that was relatable, and reflected a person who was wanting to see beyond the glitter of life, and delve deeper into her own self.
    This interview was recorded a little over a year ago. Before she left for a road trip of self discovery, so it’s fun to look back and talk about her trip in anticipation.


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    • 34 min
    S4 E6: Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

    S4 E6: Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

    Welcome back to another episode of the Texas Trailhead podcast!  

    In this episode, I venture out to Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge.  This is one of 21 national refuges in Texas and it is located just outside of Austin, TX. 

    It's a fantastic place to hike and do some birdwatching, I really hope you can make a trip out!

    Check out Texas Trail Company: https://texastrailcompany.com/ 

    Enjoy this Texas hiking podcast episode! 🔔 Subscribe to my YouTube for more outdoor adventures: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6c7zMdkXWmktpXWlDnGP5w/ 

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    📸Canon 70D: https://amzn.to/3koM6p2 

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     PODCAST Equipment: Here is all the gear I use to make this podcast 

    Microphones- Audio Technica ATR-2100 USB https://amzn.to/2tGmvTk 

    Headphones- Audio Technica ATH-M20x https://amzn.to/2t4tPYH 

    Tendak USB 3.0 Hub (To power all of the USB devices) https://amzn.to/36IzQsE 

    Beelife Pop Filter https://amzn.to/37Jsplg 

    NeeWer Professional Mic Stand https://amzn.to/37LpMPM 

    Focusright Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface https://amzn.to/2TjYe0b

     By purchasing anything on the gear list I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Those contributions help keep the website, podcast and videos going, so thanks for your support! 

    🎶The music I use in my videos and podcasts:  https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/gft02b/


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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

texasoverfifty ,

So much helpful information!

When it comes to Texas trails, Danny is the expert. I love listening to what he finds. Every episode inspires me to keep on exploring the beauty of our beloved Lone Star State.

Stephenschris ,

Thank you

Thank you Danny for inspiring me to get out and to explore some more. This podcast has re-invigorated my enjoyment of hiking and getting out in nature. I am looking very much forward to the combination of another one of my favorite things, Texas history, in season two. My bucket list has grown considerably of places I’ve been too long ago and new places I wanna visit. Thank you.

Dee8725 ,

Such great information!

Great content and nice pacing. I’ve enjoyed every episode.

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