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


S2 E14: Giving back to the parks & Best ways to find places to camp
Jul 10 • 35 min
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…
S2 E13: Goliad and Monument Hill Historic Sites
Jul 3 • 15 min
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…
S2 E12: Happy Father’s Day & Video Game Ramble
Jun 26 • 34 min
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…
S2 E11: Lost Maples SP & Cairn Subscription box
Jun 19 • 35 min
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…
S2 E10: Tyler State Park
Jun 12 • 38 min
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. —-…
S2 E9: State Parks Opening for Camping & Comal Trails Alliance
May 29 • 25 min
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. —- This episode is…
S2 E8: Should you visit the Narrows and Palmetto SP
May 22 • 21 min
Happy Memorial Day weekend! My thoughts are with everyone that has been lost in battle, so make sure you all take time to send your regards. This week is a bit of a shorty. I’ll be talking about a Hot Topic that came up this week in the hiking message…
S2 E7: 16 Texas Historic Sites & LbJ State and National Parks
May 15 • 33 min
Welcome to another episode of The Texas Trailhead podcast! This week I go on a bit of a ramble and talk about why the day-use reservations actually have me hiking less. And in the second segment I’m talking about the 16 Texas historic state parks, and…
S2 E6: Jefferson Marshall, Author of The Creatures of Caprock Canyons
May 8 • 27 min
Welcome to another episode of The Texas Trailhead podcast. In this episode I’m visiting with Jefferson Marshall, the author of a brand new children’s book titled The Creatures of Caprock Canyons. He’s a teacher who loves the state parks and wanted to…
S2 E5: The San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance & Astral TR1 Mesh Shoe Review
May 1 • 40 min
Welcome to another episode of the texas trailhead podcast! I hope everyone is having a great week. Just wanted to let you all know that if you’re listening to this on its release day, so may 1st, It’s my birthday! And I hate to beg, but for my birthday…
S2 E4: Leslie Lilly, Conservation Director of The Trail Foundation
Apr 25 • 24 min
The Trail Foundation is a partnership with the Austin Parks & Recreation department that helps to maintain the the Butler Hike & Bike trail smack dab in the middle of downtown Austin, TX. But The Trail Foundation is much more than upgrading restrooms and…
S2E3: McKinney Roughs Nature Park & Interview with Owner of O’Wells Adventure Co. -Adam Wells
Apr 17 • 58 min
S2E3: McKinney Roughs Nature Park & Interview with Owner of O’Wells Adventure Co. : Adam Wells Welcome to this weeks show! I’m really excited to talk about this episode. It’s part of the LCRA park system and definitely one of my favorite places to hike.…
S2 E2: Camping at Home and Interview with my buddy David
Apr 10 • 40 min
The Texas Trailhead Podcast Season 2 Episode 2: Camping at Home & Interview with my Buddy David Welcome to the podcast- this is danny, and I’ve gotta say—I’m pretty excited about this weeks episode. First up—if you live in Texas then you’re probably aware…
Season 2 Episode 1: Urban Hiking & The Coleman Two-Burner Stove
Apr 3 • 23 min
Welcome to the 2nd season of The Texas Trailhead podcast! I’m very excited about the episodes made so far, and looking forward to keeping them going as long as y’all are listening! I’d love to talk to y’all about the trails too. If you download the Anchor…
Episode 15 : Coastal Road Trip and Solomon Trail Runner Review
Mar 27 • 28 min
The Texas Trailhead Episode 15 : Coastal Road Trip and Solomon Trail Runner Review For this weeks episode my daughter and I decided to go on a little coastal road trip. Shelter in place orders had yet to be administered and at the time my wife still had…
Episode 14: Coronavirus and the outdoors,Hill Country State Natural Area
Mar 20 • 45 min
When I recorded this first part of this episode it was the Coronavirus situation in the U.S. was just declared a national emergency. It meant that states could now access funding to help people a bit more. That was 5 days ago before this episode airing,…
Episode 13: Mother Neff State Park & My Outdoor Collection
Mar 17 • 43 min
Something definitely creepy is going on if the 13th episode is coming out on Friday the 13th. On this episode I revisit Texas is original state park Mother Neff, I’ll also go over what I like to collect when I visit state parks and I’ll ask the audience…
Episode 12: BBQ & Favorite Places to Hike…so far.
Mar 6 • 28 min
We went to Mother Neff State Park, and while there got hungry. We were just south of Waco, TX so I enlisted the help of my good buddy who produces with his friend Andrew the podcast Tales from the Pits. They know good barbecue, and thankfully answered my…
Ep 11: Government Canyon State Natural Area & Hammock Camping Basics
Feb 28 • 29 min
Welcome to another episode of The Texas Trailhead Podcast! San Antonio has some great hiking opportunities that are relatively close to me, and I want to share my experience from Government Canyon State Natural Area. There are a ton of places to hike,…
Episode 10: Rainy Day Off & Trekking Pole Tutorial
Feb 21 • 47 min
It’s a rainy and dreary day. I didn’t get to hike and instead decided to ramble about what I do to get my nature fix when I can’t go hike. It’s not easy to fulfill that need to stay busy when I can’t hike, and staying home all day hasn’t always been a…
Episode 9: Longhorn Cavern and Inks Lake State Parks
Feb 14 • 25 min
In this episode I’ll go over my recent visits to Longhorn Cavern and Inks Lake State Parks. Because they’re so close together my family and I figured it’d be a great way to knock out multiple state parks. And while they may be close to each other in…
Epidode 8: McKinney Falls State Park and My Astral Trail Runner Review
Feb 7 • 32 min
In this episode I’m going to talk about McKinney Falls state park located in Austin, TX. McKinney Falls is probably one of my favorite state parks, but mostly because it’s the closest to me. This place has some amazing history here including a stop on the…
Episode 7: LCRA Park Lake Bastrop South Shore and First Aid Kit Essentials
Jan 31 • 34 min
LCRA Park Lake Bastrop South Shore and First Aid Kit Essentials. The Lower Colorado River Authority is first and foremost an electric company, but did you know they also operate a pretty rad park system? On this episode I’ll talk about my recent visit to…
Episode 6: Bastrop State Park
Jan 25 • 22 min
I’ve been to Bastrop State park multiple times now since the fire I have driven by it for almost a decade driving back to Houston, but nothing prepares you for seeing the devastation up close. Bastrop is a place that I love to visit and hike. I send…
The Texas Trailhead Episode 5: The 10 essentials & Lockhart State Park
Jan 17 • 38 min
Hey y’all! On this episode I’ll go over the Top 10 Essentials. Things you should consider taking with you on anything from day hikes, to overnight and thru-hikes. These are basic gear items that you can adapt to based on the length of your trip. In the…
Episode 4: Trail Runners vs Hiking shoes and Lake Mineral Wells State Park visit recap
Jan 9 • 24 min
In this episode I’ll be talking about why I prefer to wear trail runner hiking shoes instead of traditional hiking boots. I’ll give some feedback about the benefits including comfort, waterproofing, etc. I’ll also talk about my impromptu visit to Lake…
episode 3: Buescher State Park and New Year’s Resolutions
Jan 3 • 32 min
It’s 2020! I want to know what your resolutions are for the new year. I want to head out to more national parks including going back to Guadalupe Mtns, and Big Bend! I’ll also talk about Buescher State Park and what you can expect on the trails, or…
Episode 2: Pedernales Falls State Park
Dec 27, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode I talk about Pedernales Falls state park and discuss the importance of taking more water than you need and plenty of snacks. I unfortunately learned the hard way. I’ll also talk about my favorite hiking trails here and where you can camp.…
The Texas Trailhead Episode 1: Starting out on another adventure
Dec 20, 2019 • 23 min
Welcome to The Texas Trailhead podcast! In this first episode I’d like to introduce myself and let you know my mission statement: Share the love of the outdoors, and chat with others who found something special in nature. By sharing these stories I hope…
The Texas Trailhead : A Texas Hiking Podcast (Trailer)
Dec 18, 2019 • 0 min
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