Abbey, Edward. Desert Solitaire, (Ballantine, 1968). "A celebration of the
beauty of living in a harsh and hostile land.''
Fletcher, Colin. The Man Who Walked Through Time. (Vintage Books 1967)
The story of the first trip afoot through the Grand Canyon, a two month
solo odyssey "of struggle against heat and cold, lack of water, dwindling
supplies, nearly impassable terrain."
Graves, John. Goodbye to a River. (Knopf, 1959). A three week canoe trip
down a 200-mile stretch of the Brazos River "completely Texan in flavor w
Rich in Indian and pioneer lore, "observations on a changing modern landscape and its animal and human dwellers."
The Southeastern US is covered by a vast pine forest that extends from the
Atlantic coast well into East Texas. It provides us with the state's four national forests: Angelina, Davy Crockett, Sabine and Sam Houston.
The Lone Star Trail, our longest, covers over 100 miles of the Sam Houston forest. It begins 50 miles north of Houston near Cleveland (pick up a trail
map at the ranger station there on Hwy 2025 or at Double Lake) and ends up
beyond Stubblefield Lake west of 1-45.
Information on the other two forests that have hiking trails is available
from the US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, PO Box 969 Lufkin
Texas has a single designated wilderness area. It's in the hill country 40
miles west of Austin within Pedernales State Park. The seven-mile Wolf Mountain Trail there is restricted to hikers, backpackers and primitive camping.
The one national park in Texas is way out west where the Rio Grande
makes the great U-turn that give Big Bend its name. There are hiking trails in
the Chisos Mountains, day hikes into both Boquillas and Santa Elena Canyons
and plenty of desert for roaming off-trail. For information contact: Chisos
Basin Ranger Station, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834, 915-477-2264.
For topological (contour) maps contact: Zingery Map Company, Inc.,
2405 Norfolk, Houston, 77006, 524-2971; US Government Printing Office,
4319 Gulf Fwy, 226-5453; US Geological Survey, Denver Federal Center,
Denver, Colorado, 303-234-3832. —Nancy Landau
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