Colleen McFawn

While other little girls wanted to be Disney movie princesses, Colleen McFawn, although pasty Irish, wanted to be Disney’s Pocahontas, identifying with the romanticized relationship the onscreen heroine had with wilderness. As a media professional and adventure junkie, Colleen has had the opportunity to explore much of the US, and it’s infinite outdoor beauty. She enjoys long walks on the beach, seriously, laughing it up with friends over drinks, and writing, which is how she was able to mesh all of her passions – nature, alcohol, and vocabulary– to author the content of TrekTexas.

Pedernales Falls State Park

        Serenity now! Witness the beauty of the park’s namesake, experience some seriously historic geologic formations, and enjoy the solitude. For the rock geeks, Pedernales Falls is a 50 ft waterfall cascading down 300 million year old limestone formations, created by Cretaceous seas that deposited what is seen there today, including marine fossils.  For …

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Guadalupe River State Park

        Come and cool off in 4 miles of riverside estate primo for swimming, camping and enjoying time with the family. Located just 30 miles from San Antonio and only 1.5 hours south of Austin, Guadalupe River State Park tends to be geared more towards folks with young children, although people of all ages …

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Bergheim Campground and River Outfitter

    Looking for a relaxing float or paddle down the Guadalupe River? Come visit Bergheim Campground and River Outfitter.  Located on the Upper Guadalupe, this campground is a bit off the beaten path, making for a more peaceful experience. This section of the river is also known as Sultenfuss Crossing, and many locals come down …

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Hamilton Pool

Legendary swimming hole and grotto. The grotto, or cavern, of Hamilton Pool Preserve was created when the dome of an underground river collapsed, creating a 50ft waterfall into a pool below.  Today the area is endangered species protected, due to re-growth of lush vegetation and wildlife that was once trampled by cattle.  However, a limited …

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