The Texas Trailhead : A Texas Hiking Podcast

The Texas Trailhead : A Texas Hiking Podcast

By Danny-The Texas Trailhead
Welcome to The Texas Trailhead Podcast!
Follow along each Friday as creator and producer, Danny Laurel, shares stories of his favorite places to hike. He'll also gather stories of what lead others to spend time outdoors too.
Are you looking to start hiking and camping, but don't know where to start?
Maybe you're already a fan of the outdoors, but are looking for other places to visit in Texas.
Well then grab your backpack, and put on your hiking shoes; and join along this adventure through the Texas outdoors.
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The Texas Trailhead Podcast Ep 11: Government Canyon State Natural Area & Hammock Camping Basics
Welcome to another episode of The Texas Trailhead Podcast!  San Antonio has some great hiking opportunities that are relatively close to me, and I want to share my experience from Government Canyon State Natural Area.  There are a ton of places to hike, some prehistoric dinosaur tracks, and amazing views of the hillcountry.  In the second segment I want to give you information about hammock camping?  Have you considered this for summer time? You should, so listen in and I'll explain why.  SOCIAL: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thetexastrailhead  Instagram: Https://www.instagram.com/danolaurel  YouTube: Https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6c7zMdkXWmktpXWlDnGP5w  PODCAST Equipment: Here is all the gear I use to make this podcast  Microphones- Audio Technica ATR-2100 USB https://amzn.to/2tGmvTk  Headphones- Audio Technica ATH-M20x https://amzn.to/2t4tPYH  Tendak USB 3.0 Hub (To power all of the USB devices) https://amzn.to/36IzQsE  Beelife Pop Filter https://amzn.to/37Jsplg  NeeWer Professional Mic Stand https://amzn.to/37LpMPM  Focusright Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface https://amzn.to/2TjYe0b  By purchasing anything on the gear list I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Those contributions help keep the website, podcast and videos going, so thanks for your support!
28:35
February 28, 2020
The Texas Trailhead Podcast Episode 10: Rainy Day Off & Trekking Pole Tutorial
It's a rainy and dreary day.  I didn't get to hike and instead decided to ramble about what I do to get my nature fix when I can't go hike.  It's not easy to fulfill that need to stay busy when I can't hike, and staying home all day hasn't always been a good idea for me. What are some things you enjoy that fill that outdoor void? Is it books, or pictures, or watching other hikers on YouTube? In the second segment I'll talk about everything you should know about trekking poles.  How to use them, which brands are best, and more.  SOCIAL: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thetexastrailhead Instagram: Https://www.instagram.com/danolaurel YouTube: Https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6c7zMdkXWmktpXWlDnGP5w PODCAST Equipment: Here is all the gear I use to make this podcast Microphones- Audio Technica ATR-2100 USB https://amzn.to/2tGmvTk Headphones- Audio Technica ATH-M20x https://amzn.to/2t4tPYH Tendak USB 3.0 Hub (To power all of the USB devices) https://amzn.to/36IzQsE Beelife Pop Filter https://amzn.to/37Jsplg NeeWer Professional Mic Stand https://amzn.to/37LpMPM Focusright Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface https://amzn.to/2TjYe0b By purchasing anything on the gear list I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Those contributions help keep the website, podcast and videos going, so thanks for your support!
46:57
February 21, 2020
The Texas Trailhead Podcast Episode 9: Longhorn Cavern and Inks Lake State Parks
In this episode I'll go over my recent visits to Longhorn Cavern and Inks Lake State Parks.  Because they're so close together my family and I figured it'd be a great way to knock out multiple state parks. And while they may be close to each other in distance, what they offer is unique to its own location.   SOCIAL: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thetexastrailhead Instagram: Https://www.instagram.com/danolaurel YouTube: Https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6c7zMdkXWmktpXWlDnGP5w PODCAST Equipment: Here is all the gear I use to make this podcast Microphones- Audio Technica ATR-2100 USB https://amzn.to/2tGmvTk Headphones- Audio Technica ATH-M20x https://amzn.to/2t4tPYH Tendak USB 3.0 Hub (To power all of the USB devices) https://amzn.to/36IzQsE Beelife Pop Filter https://amzn.to/37Jsplg NeeWer Professional Mic Stand https://amzn.to/37LpMPM Focusright Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface https://amzn.to/2TjYe0b By purchasing anything on the gear list I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Those contributions help keep the website, podcast and videos going, so thanks for your support!
24:42
February 14, 2020
The Texas Trailhead Podcast Epidode 8: McKinney Falls State Park and My Astral Trail Runner Review
In this episode I’m going to talk about McKinney Falls state park located in Austin, TX. McKinney Falls is probably one of my favorite state parks, but mostly because it's the closest to me.  This place has some amazing history here including a stop on the El Camino Real, remnants of the McKinney family, and the Smith family who are responsible for donating this land.  I’m also going to give a quick recap on my current trail runners, the Astral mesh 1 shoe. Let you know what to expect with this particular style, what its best purposes are and how they're holding up a few months in.  Find the Astral Shoes here.   SOCIAL: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thetexastrailhead Instagram: Https://www.instagram.com/danolaurel YouTube: Https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6c7zMdkXWmktpXWlDnGP5w PODCAST Equipment: Here is all the gear I use to make this podcast Microphones- Audio Technica ATR-2100 USB https://amzn.to/2tGmvTk Headphones- Audio Technica ATH-M20x https://amzn.to/2t4tPYH Tendak USB 3.0 Hub (To power all of the USB devices) https://amzn.to/36IzQsE Beelife Pop Filter https://amzn.to/37Jsplg NeeWer Professional Mic Stand https://amzn.to/37LpMPM Focusright Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface https://amzn.to/2TjYe0b By purchasing anything on the gear list I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Those contributions help keep the website, podcast and videos going, so thanks for your support!
31:13
February 7, 2020
The Texas Trailhead Podcast Episode 7: LCRA Park Lake Bastrop South Shore and First Aid Kit Essentials
LCRA Park Lake Bastrop South Shore and First Aid Kit Essentials.  The Lower Colorado River Authority is first and foremost an electric company, but did you know they also operate a pretty rad park system? On this episode I'll talk about my recent visit to Lake Bastrop South Shore and give you some information about what you can expect out on the trails, and the other amenities available here. They have so many fun things to offer including a mini-golf course! In the second segment I'll give a quick recap on what you should be carrying in your first aid kits whether you're hiking 3 miles or 20.  If you enjoyed this episode please share with your friends! I'll really appreciate it.  SOCIAL: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thetexastrailhead Instagram: Https://www.instagram.com/danolaurel YouTube: Https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6c7zMdkXWmktpXWlDnGP5w PODCAST Equipment: Here is all the gear I use to make this podcast Microphones- Audio Technica ATR-2100 USB https://amzn.to/2tGmvTk Headphones- Audio Technica ATH-M20x https://amzn.to/2t4tPYH Tendak USB 3.0 Hub (To power all of the USB devices) https://amzn.to/36IzQsE Beelife Pop Filter https://amzn.to/37Jsplg NeeWer Professional Mic Stand https://amzn.to/37LpMPM Focusright Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface https://amzn.to/2TjYe0b By purchasing anything on the gear list I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Those contributions help keep the website, podcast and videos going, so thanks for your support!
33:35
January 31, 2020
The Texas Trailhead Podcast Episode 6: Bastrop State Park
I’ve been to Bastrop State park multiple times now since the fire I have driven by it for almost a decade driving back to Houston, but nothing prepares you for seeing the devastation up close. Bastrop is a place that I love to visit and hike. I send people there frequently for the trails, the views, and the history. This is after all another of the CCC parks. So there are some key points of interest that I want to focus on The historic water fountains. Fehrs Overlook And the other scenic overlook that is across from the water tower. So definitely come hike here. I think you’ll enjoy the terrain changes and find some great challenges on the trails here. I still see new things everytime I hike here. And one quick note to add. The park map designates the trails as colors, the trail map designates them with the names I provided. I recommend just grabbing both maps and using them as a guide, as some posts show either. And if you’re there just for the day its helpful to know, well it was for me anyway, but each parking spot along the main road is also a trailhead. So if youre planning a loop, you can just see where you want to get your car. Thanks for listening!  If you enjoyed what you just heard please leave me a comment, feedback, rating wherever you listen to this podcast.  And if you LOVED it, go a head a share it with your friends!  I'd really appreciate it- SOCIAL: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thetexastrailhead Instagram: Https://www.instagram.com/danolaurel YouTube:Https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6c7zMdkXWmktpXWlDnGP5w PODCAST Equipment: Here is all the gear I use to make this podcast Microphones- Audio Technica ATR-2100 USB https://amzn.to/2tGmvTk Headphones- Audio Technica ATH-M20x https://amzn.to/2t4tPYH Tendak USB 3.0 Hub (To power all of the USB devices) https://amzn.to/36IzQsE Beelife Pop Filter https://amzn.to/37Jsplg NeeWer Professional Mic Stand https://amzn.to/37LpMPM Focusright Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface https://amzn.to/2TjYe0b By purchasing anything on the gear list I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Those contributions help keep the website, podcast and videos going, so thanks for your support!
21:21
January 26, 2020
The Texas Trailhead Episode 5: The 10 essentials & Lockhart State Park
Hey y'all! On this episode I'll go over the Top 10 Essentials.  Things you should consider taking with you on anything from day hikes, to overnight and thru-hikes.  These are basic gear items that you can adapt to based on the length of your trip.  In the second segment, I'm talking to you about my most recent visit to Lockhart State Park.  You can read about it here on The Texas Trailhead website. SOCIAL: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thetexastrailhead Instagram: Https://www.instagram.com/danolaurel YouTube:Https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6c7zMdkXWmktpXWlDnGP5w PODCAST Equipment: Here is all the gear I use to make this podcast Microphones- Audio Technica ATR-2100 USB https://amzn.to/2tGmvTk Headphones- Audio Technica ATH-M20x https://amzn.to/2t4tPYH Tendak USB 3.0 Hub (To power all of the USB devices) https://amzn.to/36IzQsE Beelife Pop Filter https://amzn.to/37Jsplg NeeWer Professional Mic Stand https://amzn.to/37LpMPM Focusright Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface https://amzn.to/2TjYe0b By purchasing anything on the gear list I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Those contributions help keep the website, podcast and videos going, so thanks for your support!
37:42
January 17, 2020
Episode 4: Trail Runners vs Hiking shoes and Lake Mineral Wells State Park visit recap
In this episode I’ll be talking about why I prefer to wear trail runner hiking shoes instead of traditional hiking boots. I’ll give some feedback about the benefits including comfort, waterproofing, etc.  I’ll also talk about my impromptu visit to Lake Mineral Wells State Park after reaching out to my favorite Daytripper, Chet Garner.  SOCIAL: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thetexastrailhead  Instagram: Https://www.instagram.com/danolaurel  YouTube: Https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6c7zMdkXWmktpXWlDnGP5w  PODCAST Equipment: Here is all the gear I use to make this podcast Microphones- Audio Technica ATR-2100 USB https://amzn.to/2tGmvTk Headphones- Audio Technica ATH-M20x https://amzn.to/2t4tPYH Tendak USB 3.0 Hub (To power all of the USB devices) https://amzn.to/36IzQsE Beelife Pop Filter https://amzn.to/37Jsplg NeeWer Professional Mic Stand https://amzn.to/37LpMPM Focusright Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface https://amzn.to/2TjYe0b  By purchasing anything on the gear list I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Those contributions help keep the website, podcast and videos going, so thanks for your support!
23:10
January 10, 2020
The Texas Trailhead podcast episode 3: Buescher State Park and New Year’s Resolutions
It’s 2020! I want to know what your resolutions are for the new year. I want to head out to more national parks including going back to Guadalupe Mtns, and Big Bend! I’ll also talk about Buescher State Park and what you can expect on the trails, or campsites. You can find me here on Facebook Check out my photos/videos from the trail on Instagram
31:41
January 3, 2020
The Texas Trailhead Podcast Episode 2: Pedernales Falls State Park
In this episode I talk about Pedernales Falls state park and discuss the importance of taking more water than you need and plenty of snacks. I unfortunately learned the hard way. I'll also talk about my favorite hiking trails here and where you can camp.  For more in depth hiking and camping info visit my website at The Texas Trailhead For my travel pictures check me out on instagram here @danolaurel 
21:28
December 27, 2019
The Texas Trailhead Episode 1: Starting out on another adventure
Welcome to The Texas Trailhead podcast!  In this first episode I'd like to introduce myself and let you know my mission statement: Share the love of the outdoors, and chat with others who found something special in nature.  By sharing these stories I hope to get others outside.  I want to know the same thing from everyone.  Why did you start spending time outside? What is your favorite outdoor memory? I'll also be sharing my favorite hikes, camp outs, and the gear I'm using.  So get on your hiking shoes, put on your backpack, and let's go out on an adventure together.  This is The Texas Trailhead.  This is also number one and I know sound quality is beyond important. If anyone shows any interest, haha, I’ll be getting a new microphone pronto. Sorry the sound is all over the place!
22:35
December 21, 2019