In 1867, four companies of the Sixth Cavalry were dispatched to establish a fort in the northern part of western Texas, its mission to protect settlers from Comanche raiders. Originally named Camp Wilson, the name was later changed to Fort Griffin and the remnants of the fort’s buildings are the main attraction at what is now known as the Fort Griffin State Historic Site.
Sometimes when you’re fishing, strange things happen. The latest example comes to us from a north Texas kayak angler named Henry Shipes who was fishing Lake Lewisville just north of Dallas a few days ago. He heard a commotion coming from the flooded brush on the bank behind him, and when Shipes turned to look, a huge herd
The boys from Adventure On Outdoors will soon be back on the lower Pecos River, and I wanted to share this video they made of their last trip, taken April 2014. The group of south Texas men paddled down the same 60-mile stretch of river as we would two months later during our ill-fated Pecos flood trip. As you’ll see, though, their trip had a much
Prepare to be thunderstruck by a unique version of the AC/DC rock anthem, performed by a band from Finland of all places, but they’re not what you’re expecting. First, you have to get past the fact that they’re a Finnish band, dressed as hillbillies, covering a song about a drive through Texas, made famous by a band from
Most of the planning for our ill-fated Pecos trip took place in one long Facebook private message thread that we dubbed “Pecos Paddlers.” Dan, Scott, Ryan and I exchanged over two thousand messages in the months leading up to the trip. We put in on the river on June 17, 2014 and the trip ended four days later, on June 20, when we were forced off the