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Best Hikes Near Houston
     

Best Hikes Near Houston

by Keith Stelter
 

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Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Near Houston author Kieth Stelter details the best hikes within an hour's drive of the greater Houston area perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activites close to home. Each featured hike includes detailed hike specs, a brief hike description,

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Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Near Houston author Kieth Stelter details the best hikes within an hour's drive of the greater Houston area perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activites close to home. Each featured hike includes detailed hike specs, a brief hike description, trailhead location, directional cues, and a detailed map.

Editorial Reviews

Keith Stelter is at it again. The author of Best Easy Day Hikes Austin (9780762752911) and Best Easy Day Hikes San Antonio (9780762752973) has now set his sights on hikes and walk near Houston. Best Hikes Near Houston identifies dozens of choice routes within an hour's drive of that that urban center. Each featured hike pinpoints hike specifications, a description of the path, trailhead location, directional cues, and a detailed map. Easy to recommend.

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Praise for Stelter's Best Hikes Near Austin and San Antonio: “An excellent resource for all who want to explore the outdoors. The color photographs, stories about the area, and hike descriptions, which tell you what to expect on the trail, make it especially suitable for families. This book is informative and fun and inspires you to get outside.”—Chris Holmes, outdoor program coordinator, Texas State Parks “This is the new standard for guide books. The color photographs and hike descriptions make me feel as though I’m there. The fascinating stories about the history and trivia of the trails make this book as welcome on your coffee table as it is in your backpack.”—Ray Scott, founder of B.A.S.S. (Bass Anglers Sportsman Society); Texas Legislative Recognition Award H.R. No. 1626 for outstanding conservation efforts “Best Hikes Near Austin & San Antonio is fantastic! I learned new things about hikes I’ve done over and over. The stories, local history, photos, and maps are great! A well-organized book that will get a lot of use by me and others in our club.” —Bob Cook, president of The Woodlands Hiking Club, The Woodlands, Texas “Best Hikes Near Austin and San Antonio is an excellent hiking guide to thirty trails around this scenic area. Keith weaves stories throughout the book with information about the local history, geology, plant life, wildlife, birds, and more. The trail descriptions are accurate and informative. It is a must-have book for any hiker in Central Texas.”—Robert Stone, author and publisher of hiking guidebooks

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762759514
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Series:
Best Hikes Near Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,320,146
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Keith Stelter has been hiking, writing and taking photographs for 40 years. He is the Hiking Editor-Texas, for radio/magazine, "Great American Outdoor Trails," a radio show with a listening audience of 4.5 million. The program devotes 15 minute segments to hiking in Texas, and its Podcasts, along with a weekly web-based newsletter, are read by over 100,000 subscribers. Keith has also made numerous guest appearances on radio talk shows throughout Texas. Keith is also the Executive Director of the Texas Outdoor Writers Association (TOWA); and a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA); Texas Master Naturalists; North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA); and American Trails Association. His articles and photographs have been featured on several web-sites including, "Travel with a Challenge" and "Trips and Journeys." Keith is a columnist for the HCN newspaper group, which serves the greater Houston area and has a total circulation of 745,000 readers. He is also the author of Best Easy Day Hikes Austin, Best Easy Day Hikes San Antonio, and Best Easy Day Hikes Houston.

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