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The Texas Trailhead : A Texas Hiking Podcast

The Texas Trailhead : A Texas Hiking Podcast

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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
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This week I have a big merch announcement!  Make sure you visit the site and check out some new goodies in the store.  I'm also doing a quick visit recap from my time at the San Antonio missions.   The mission trail is really just the mission system as a whole.  There are five missions you can visit, but there are also some additional interesting landmarks in the area as well.  Now to be clear, there is an actual Mission Hike & Bike Trail, but I'm just talking about the 'trail' in terms of the grouping as a whole.  Enjoy! Learn more about the trail system: https://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/hikebike.htm  HIKE & BIKE TRAIL MAP  🔔 Subscribe to my YouTube for more outdoor adventures: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6c7zMdkXWmktpXWlDnGP5w/ Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetexastrailhead   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetexastrailhead   Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/texastrailhead    My Gear: 📸Canon 70D: https://amzn.to/3koM6p2 📸DJI Osmo Pocket: https://amzn.to/2HvOyLR 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! Cairn Subscription Code:  Use this code for $10 off your monthly subscription from Cairn: jdt782 The music I use in my videos and podcasts:  https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/gft02b/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support
This week I'm wrapping up the East Texas Trifecta and giving y'all a quick recap of Mission Tejas State Park. It's filled with amazing pine trees, trails, and Texas history.  Learn about the points of interest, and also hear my talk a little more about the El Camino de los Tejas trail and the plans for the future discussions.  Hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday, and I wanted to give thanks once more about the support and everyone that tunes in to this podcast.  I'm so grateful for all of you.  Enjoy! Learn more about my recap: https://www.thetexastrailhead.com/mission-tejas-state-park/ Official Site: Trail Map 🔔 Subscribe to my YouTube for more outdoor adventures: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6c7zMdkXWmktpXWlDnGP5w/ Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetexastrailhead Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetexastrailhead Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/texastrailhead  My Gear: 📸Canon 70D: https://amzn.to/3koM6p2 📸DJI Osmo Pocket: https://amzn.to/2HvOyLR 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! Cairn Subscription Code:  Use this code for $10 off your monthly subscription from Cairn: jdt782 The music I use in my videos and podcasts:  https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/gft02b/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support
This week I'm taking a moment to remind myself how grateful I am after a technical snafu wipes the photographic memories of 2020.  Matthew Guthrie of @hikeaustin returns to chat after an EPIC visit the the Narrows in the hill country. He'll give us all the deets on what to prepare for, and what to expect. I ask him if it's all worth it to go back, listen in to hear his answer! Enjoy! 🔔 Subscribe to my YouTube for more outdoor adventures: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6c7zMdkXWmktpXWlDnGP5w/ Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetexastrailhead Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetexastrailhead Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/texastrailhead  My Gear: 📸Canon 70D: https://amzn.to/3koM6p2 📸DJI Osmo Pocket: https://amzn.to/2HvOyLR 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! Cairn Subscription Code:  Use this code for $10 off your monthly subscription from Cairn: jdt782 The music I use in my videos and podcasts:  https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/gft02b/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support
This week I'm speaking with Westcave Discovery Center CEO and Executive Director Trevor Hance.   Westcave is a remarkable outdoor space that is photogenic yes, but also holds a deep responsibility of promoting the positive effects of conservation, and getting children outside.  In our conversation we will discuss why the preserve is so special, but also take a deeper dive into what programs are available for kids when they visit, and what the center offers educationally.  I also hurt my foot.  No bueno.  You can hear me pout about that as well.   Enjoy! 🏕Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center : https://westcave.org/ CHILDREN IN NATURE COLLABORATIVE OF AUSTIN : https://westcave.org/cinca 🔔 Subscribe to my YouTube for more outdoor adventures: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6c7zMdkXWmktpXWlDnGP5w/ Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetexastrailhead Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetexastrailhead Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/texastrailhead  My Gear: 📸Canon 70D: https://amzn.to/3koM6p2 📸DJI Osmo Pocket: https://amzn.to/2HvOyLR 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! Cairn Subscription Code:  Use this code for $10 off your monthly subscription from Cairn: jdt782 The music I use in my videos and podcasts:  https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/gft02b/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support
Martin Creek Lake State Park | Cairn Unboxing October 2020 Welcome to another Texas Trailhead episode!  This week I'll start with a few announcement about the state parks and some of the plans for reaching out to the fans.  I'll also be reviewing part 2 of my east Texas road trip.  Martin Creek Lake wasn't what I expected, listen to learn what was different.  In the second segment I'll recap my Cairn box for October.  Learn about what I received, and give a glimpse into what you can expect from these subscription boxes.  🏕Martin Creek Lake State Park Info [Official] : https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/martin-creek-lake Read the Full Martin Creek Lake recap: https://www.thetexastrailhead.com/martin-creek-lake-state-park/ 🔔 Subscribe to my YouTube for more outdoor adventures: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6c7zMdkXWmktpXWlDnGP5w/ Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetexastrailhead Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetexastrailhead Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/texastrailhead  My Gear: 📸Canon 70D: https://amzn.to/3koM6p2 📸DJI Osmo Pocket: https://amzn.to/2HvOyLR 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! Cairn Subscription Code:  Use this code for $10 off your monthly subscription from Cairn: jdt782  The music I use in my videos and podcasts:  https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/gft02b/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support
This week I'm back at Pedernales Falls state park.  I'm changing things up a bit and pulling  this post from the website.  I wanted to explore the story telling a bit, so I'm pretty much reading what I wrote.  You can access the full post in the links below.  Let me know if you enjoy this style by sending me a comment on any of the social media channels.  And if you liked it, please share this episode with your friends.  Resharing, commenting, and giving 5-star ratings helps free content spread to those who may enjoy it, so thanks in advance for your support.  Additionally, I mention that I have a small guide of various outdoor initiatives on the ballot in your area.  They may include funding for rebuilding parks, or expanding outdoor spaces.  Please check that out so you're prepared for the Nov. 3rd election! Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetexastrailhead Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetexastrailhead Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/texastrailhead  My Gear: 📸Canon 70D: https://amzn.to/3koM6p2 📸DJI Osmo Pocket: https://amzn.to/2HvOyLR 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/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support
November 8th parks are free for everyone in honor of both veterans and active military—it is important to note that reservations will still be highly recommended, and some places required. And that being said… The Texas parks & wildlife announced that reservations can now be made up to 5 months in advance. For a lot of folks the reservations have really put a damper on planning, myself included, but for now 5 months is a really good amount of time to plan a larger trip for your family to some pretty awesome places. So start booking up those holidays now I guess My guest this week is the creator of one of my favorite Instagram accounts, @HikeAustin Matthew Guthrie is someone that has always had a passion for the outdoors, but it was when he grabbed the camera did his love for landscapes, and nature really come to fruition. In our conversation this week we’ll talk about how the account got started, his day job that funny enough doesn’t really have anything to do with the outdoors per se, and what it’s like running account with 30 thousand followers. We’ll also continue the discussion about geo tagging and what responsibilities he’s taken to provide beneficial information for visitors and even the parks themselves. You’ll be surprised to learn some of the comments and messages he gets in his inbox. Anywho—please enjoy this episode, and remember, likes, shares, and 5-star ratings are the life blood for free content, so if you enjoy the Texas trailhead content please give it a rating on apple podcasts, and share a link or two on social media. 🔔 Subscribe to my YouTube for more outdoor adventures: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6c7zMdkXWmktpXWlDnGP5w/ Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetexastrailhead Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetexastrailhead Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/texastrailhead  My Gear (video): 📸Canon 70D: https://amzn.to/3koM6p2 📸DJI Osmo Pocket: https://amzn.to/2HvOyLR My Gear (audio): 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 NeeWer Professional Mic Stand https://amzn.to/37LpMPM Focusright Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface https://amzn.to/2TjYe0b The music I use in my videos and podcasts:  https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/gft02b/ 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 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support
This week I’m speaking with Nikole Velasco. She’s an elopement photographer whose focus is getting amazing photos of couples in the outdoors. Recently she has received the Leave No Trace photography certification, so she can spread awareness about the Leave No Trace Principles. She’s had a passion for the outdoors for many years, and taking pictures of that has always been a part of that. It wasn’t until she started the elopement photography did that additional sense of adventure grow. Nikole understands the responsibility of not only the couples she's photographing, but also the locations she’s shooting in and what expectations must be set to not harm the natural spaces that the photo session is in. The leave no trace course teaches photographers to be more responsible in the outdoors, and sets examples of how to speak with clients about certain shots and how to protect themselves and of the natural environment. She will give some examples of things couples should be mindful of in the outdoors, and will share her thoughts on what steps professional photographers have with the natural spaces, taking people into those spaces, and then deciding whether or not to share those spaces with others. You can find more about her photography on her Instagram and her website. @Nikolevelascophoto is her Instagram handle and her website. Reach her on her website here: https://www.nikolevelascophoto.com/ ★- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ★ Want to see more? Check out the socialzzz below: The Texas Trailhead Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetexastrailhead Texas Trailhead Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetexastrailhead Texas Trailhead Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/showyourhits ★- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ★ 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! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support
Hello friends!  Welcome to another episode of The Texas Trailhead podcast- This week I'm begins a segment about Geotagging and the responsibility of outdoor influencers.  People who have a large following of 'fans' showcasing some amazing sights around the world.  There are some unfortunate side effects to this.  I'll talk about what they entail, and introduce the segment with some personal thoughts about geotagging.  Over the remainder of this season I'll share stories of other people who share photos of the outdoors and their thoughts on whether or not to geotag.  If you're new to the podcast  I'm going to give a quick refresh to my top pick for outdoor subscription boxes.  Cairn sends out monthly and quarterly boxes that feature amazing brands that you may know, and brands that are on the come up.  I'll be reviewing the monthly boxes that Cairn has sent me so you can get some insight into what you can expect to receive. Sign up for your own subscription for Cairn here: https://alnk.to/dpjXML2 Earn $10 off a subscription with code: jdt782  Sponsored Content Notice: Cairn has sent me this box for Free to review.  I do not know the contents until I open package on camera, so all of the opinions are my own.  ★- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ★ Want to see more? Check out the socialzzz below: The Texas Trailhead Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetexastrailhead Texas Trailhead Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetexastrailhead Texas Trailhead Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/showyourhits ★- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ★ 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! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support
"I remember that ol' Frio river..."   Welcome back to another Texas Trailhead podcast episode!   This week I'm back at another state park deep in the Texas hill country.  Garner state park is a new park for me, so I'm really excited to share some details about this place include camping options and the trails you can expect here.  I'll also do a quick trail recap of the Old Baldy trail.  It's short, but mighty.  SOCIAL: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thetexastrailhead Instagram: Https://www.instagram.com/thetexastrailhead YouTube: Https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6c7zMdkXWmktpXWlDnGP5w 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! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support
This week I'm speaking with Dr. Sonia Lucas PT, DPT.  Originally from Oklahoma City, she's now living in Austin, Texas, and now her mission is to 'get more people out and active in nature".  Her love for the outdoors started at an early age, and her passion now transcends to the trails, roads and lakes around Austin. She is really focused on that relationship between you and nature, and that's such a huge part of her work.  Dr Lucas states in her bio, "When I began my transition into the world of physical therapy, I saw other physical therapists helping people to get out of pain and move better. I was inspired to do the same and do it in a way that celebrated the outdoors and healthy living".  In our discussion I wanted to know a little bit more on how to prepare for different lengths of hikes, and other activities we can do to get our bodies ready for hitting the trail.  She also gave some great tips on footwear, and a few simple exercises to get our bodies warmed up.  If you'd like to learn more about what she does, give her a visit at her website: Active ATX Rehab & Wellness. https://www.activeatxrehab.com/ You can also find out more information on her Facebook page by the same name. Click this link: https://www.facebook.com/activeatxrehab For all of you listeners, she has three FREE e-books available to download.  You can learn about proper footwear, 10 tips to tackle pain, and 5 exercises to prepare for any hike.  Click the link above to see those as well.  Please enjoy this week's episode.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support
It seems a bit pretentious to talk about where I've been like I'm someone important.   But I think taking breaks is important.  This podcast had been running pretty consistently since the end of December 2019, and when I was wrapping up season two I was feeling a bit uninspired.  There was nothing dramatic going on at the time, and I wasn't really hiking as much because of the reservation system.   I felt that taking a bit of a breather in between seasons, which are not based on anything besides feeling 15 is a good number, so I could regroup and collect some more thoughts and ideas about what I wanted to talk about.  So during that time I talked to a handful of people who you'll be hearing from, either already in the first episode or upcoming. I got to visit a few places near the coast.  One of which you'll hear about in this episode.  The LCRA parks are typically near the Colorado river, and the Matagorda Bay Nature Park just happens to be located at the end of the river.  The parking lot is just next to where it meets the Gulf of Mexico.  This environment is home to some amazing birding, fishing, and camping, so give it a listen and I hope it inspires you to get out and check it out! SOCIAL: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thetexastrailhead Instagram: Https://www.instagram.com/thetexastrailhead YouTube: Https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6c7zMdkXWmktpXWlDnGP5w 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! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support
Welcome back to The Texas Trailhead podcast!  September is suicide prevention month, so I figured I would begin this season with a discussion about mental health.  According to the American foundation for suicide prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the united states. In 2018 over 48 thousand people died by suicide. In 2020 the rates should see continued increase as it has been on a constant rise since 1999. This week I’m speaking with Dr Wetegrove, a licensed psychologist based out of the San Antonio area. One of her main areas of focus is working with people in the outdoors and uses nature to work on mental health. In our discussion we definitely talk about her practice, but I wanted to know more about mental health in general, who’s affected the most, what we can do to normalize the discussion surrounding it, and some best practices we can do at home. Mental health is really important to me and it’s something I have to focus on daily. Nature was one of the main things I found that helped me, so I definitely feel that the discussion around mental health is important, but what’s also important is making it easier to talk about it and make it more accessible. We’ll get into more detail during the interview, but it’s important to note, especially in our current climate that access to mental health providers AND the outdoors should be accessible to everyone. This isn’t a political statement.  So when I say, or when we see companies posting things like “the outdoors are for everyone” no one should be mad at that, or saying things like ‘of course they are’. But realize that in some instances it’s the access that isn’t made available. Not everyone has the same access to parks, trails, and outdoor spaces. Just like not everyone has access to mental health services. Dr. Wetegrove talks about some of the difficulties for people of color and lower financial backgrounds including the access to mental health care. We’ll also discuss when to start to talking to children and he work with women in the outdoors. And since we’ll be discussing the positive effects of the outdoors, it’s important to note that making health care, and the outdoors more accessible for all will help more people in the long run. So please enjoy this episode. And one quick note, I realized after recording I had some microphone issues that you may hear later in the episode. I apologize in advance, and I hope it doesn’t distract from the message. Also, here are a few links you may find useful: 10 strategies to get outdoors and improve your mental health   https://connect.psych-hike.com/10-strategies Sign up for a weekly newsletter filled with Mental Health tips   https://connect.psych-hike.com/psych-hike You can set-up hike therapy or video session with Dr. Wetegrove    www.psych-hike.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support
Welcome to episode 15!  In this episode I'll be talking about the obvious: It's hot in Texas.  Do you know the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke?  I'll cover what to look out for, and I'll give you some of my favorite ways to stay hydrated out on the trail.  This is also episode 15 of the second season, and therefore it's the last episode of the season!  I'm going to take a bit of a breather before season three because I really want to focus on the storytelling of my friends, and anyone out there that wants to share their story.  If you or someone you know has a great outdoor story, an outdoor organization, or campaign send them my way!  I'd love to hear about what they have to say.  It doesn't even need to be Texas.  And if you enjoy this content please consider becoming a contributor to keep this free content going. For as little as .99 cents/month you can show your support.  So until next time, grab your backpack and put on your hiking shoes. This is: The Texas Trailhead.  SOCIAL: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thetexastrailhead Instagram: Https://www.instagram.com/danolaurel YouTube:Https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6c7zMdkXWmktpXWlDnGP5w 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! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support
Hope everyone had a ____ 4th of July. Heh. This week I’m going to give y’all some of my favorite ways to give back to the parks. If you’re using them you should do what you can to help them and help keep them maintained. Not all have state or even much local funding. Then I’ll give you the best ways to find places to camp whether that’s at the parks, people’s private property or some other conventional ways. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support
Welcome to another episode of The Texas Trailhead Podcast! This week is a bit of a shorty since it’s a holiday weekend, so learn a little more about two of my favorite historic sites in Texas! Hope everyone has a safe Fourth of July weekend, and make sure you visit me on my social channels and let me know what you thought of this episode! If you love it- please consider a monthly contribution to keep the site going for as little as .99 cents/month- --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support
Father’s Day is important to me for a couple reasons: I’m now a dad, and I’m grateful that my daughter has shown some appreciation for spending time in the outdoors with me. Additionally, my dad was a huge part of my enjoyment of the outdoors now, and we’ve recently taken an epic road trip spending time outside. But I’m going to share some fun stories of times when things didn’t go as planned. Ha. Additionally, hiking isn’t my only passion, so for some I’m going to bore you with chatter about one of my favorite video games, but there is an outdoor twist. Enjoy! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support
Just driving to Lost Maples is an amazing journey in of itself, but the park has some amazing scenery and hiking too. And when it comes to being a gear head, sometimes it’s just easier to have someone pick out the goods for you. So I’m going to tell you about my favorite subscription box for the outdoors, Cairn, and with the code ‘WELCOME’ you can also get a welcome box with a new subscription! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support
Hey everyone! Thanks for sticking around and joining me on this 10th episode as I head out to east Texas and visit Tyler State Park. This park has something for everyone including water recreation, plenty of trails, and some amazing beauty of pines. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support
Welcome back! This week I have some big reopening news for Texas State Parks! LCRA Parks already reopened, so make sure you visit my website for that info too. I’ll also talk about another great place to hike in the New Braunfels area. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetexastrailhead/support
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