Lone Star Chronicles – Best of 2014

Pecos River Journal - The Graveyard 11Three years ago, my son Dan and I launched Lone Star Chronicles to document the outdoor adventures of our fellow Texans and maybe even one or two of ours. It’s since become our tradition on the anniversary of the launch to post the top 10 stories from the previous year (based on number of Internet hits each story received). As you might imagine, the Pecos write-ups dominated the top ten, but there were some non-Pecos stories that made it into the list, and that’s about as balanced as you’re going to get in a year like the one we had. Lets just say we’re all glad 2014 is behind us.

Without further delay, I present the best of Lone Star Chronicles in 2014 (listed chronologically):

I Can’t Believe They Let You Do That
Not only was this the funniest video I saw last year, it’s also all true, and one of the reasons I didn’t move back to California when I retired from the Marine Corps. Instead, I came to Texas, which makes me one very lucky guy. To see what I’m talking about, click here: http://lonestarchronicles.com/i-cant-believe-they-let-you-do-that/I can't Beleive they let you do that SM

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Ambush on the Nueces
Kayak angler Joey Ramos thought it was going to be a pleasant evening chasing reds with his buddy on the Nueces River. He was wrong. To read the story, click here: http://lonestarchronicles.com/ambush-on-the-nueces/LSC-Bridge-Nueces

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Man vs. Ahi – A Fish Tale
A man in a boat off the coast of Hawaii versus a giant tuna. Who wins? Well, the boat’s now at the bottom of the sea, but don’t let that fool you; some men are pretty resilient…like this guy: http://lonestarchronicles.com/man-vs-ahi-a-fish-tale/LSC-Ahi-2 Sm

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Nala on the Brazos – Part II
This is a follow-up to a story I wrote the year before last. I finally got my troublesome pup, Nala, back onto the Brazos in June, and she did much better than her first time, proving only on that when you’re at rock bottom, there’s no place to go but up. To read the story, click here: http://lonestarchronicles.com/nala-on-the-brazos-part-ii/Opt-Brazos-with-Nala2

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Rain and the River
This was my first post after our return from the Pecos River. It was written two days after the flood, when I was awoken by the sound of rain, and it took me back to the river. To read the story, click here: http://lonestarchronicles.com/rain-and-the-river/Rain and the River

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Back to the Pecos: Part I – Spills
A group of kayakers begin a 55-mile paddle down the remote Lower Pecos River—what could go wrong? To find out, click here: http://lonestarchronicles.com/back-to-the-pecos-part-one/Spills Front photo

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Back to the Pecos: Part II – Wild Horses
Because we lost so much in the flood, it’s easy to forget that the second and third day on the Pecos river trip were actually very enjoyable, punctuated by stunning scenery, easy rapids and a heard of wild horses. To read the story and see some wild horses that live on the Pecos, click here: http://lonestarchronicles.com/back-to-the-pecos-part-ii-wild-horses/Wild-Horses-Pecos-River-3

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Back to the Pecos: Part III – The Flood
I think the title speaks for itself. Read it here: http://lonestarchronicles.com/back-to-the-pecos-part-iii-the-flood/Pecos River Journal Acceptance fllood photo

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Not Really about Fishing
This is the story of a father and daughter on their last fishing trip before her wedding. The story is accompanied by a nicely produced video the father made for her. To see it, click here: http://lonestarchronicles.com/not-really-about-fishing/Katelynn-Fishing-at-amon-2

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Pecos River Journal – The Graveyard
The flood took a lot more than just our things that day. To read about some of them, click here: http://lonestarchronicles.com/pecos-river-journal-the-graveyard/Pecos-River-Journal-The-Graveyard-8

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