Our Fall season is off to a great start. We had an excellent presentation by Don Dubois on Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants at our September meeting. We had our first day hike of the season at Mercer Arboretum & Timberlane Trails. We had our first camping trip of the season at Galveston Island State Park. Check the Photos tab to the left if you would like to check out our activities. We have a lot of fun on our trips, but Galveston is kind of special. That trip is not solely focused on hiking. Club members do hike, but some kayak on the lovely Bay Side, and some get their steps in wandering The Strand or the Seawall.
Next up will be a day hike at Lake Houston Wilderness Park, followed by a camping trip to Cleburne State Park.
If you are interested in knowing more about us, and getting out on the trails with a group of fun hikers, campers, fifth-wheelers, and RVers, come to our next club meeting the first Wednesday of most months.
UPCOMING EVENTS – SEPTEMBER
Camping Trip – Huntsville State Park
Day Hike – Lone Star Hiking Trial – Section TBD
Please feel free to join one of our club meetings. For more information about the club send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and check out our newsletter by clicking on the NEWSLETTERS link in the left menu. If you would like to join us for a Day Hike before you can come to one of our meetings, also send an email that you are interested.
WHERE do our members live? Check out this map to see. Our members come from a wide range of communities in the Greater Houston area. The 4 most represented communities are The Woodlands, Conroe, Spring, and Houston. We also have members from Montgomery, Cypress, Willis, and Kingwood.
We are also adding a webpage on general hiking related information. Check it out at <Hiking Info!>. AND we have just added the March Newsletter, look to the left!
ABOUT THE WOODLANDS HIKING CLUB
The Woodlands Hiking Club, a group of enthusiastic hikers and campers committed to enjoying the outdoors, was officially organized in 1983. While most of our members are from The Woodlands and surrounding areas, we also have members in Sugar Land, Georgetown, and Arlington.
A day hike is usually scheduled for a Saturday morning once a month at a local trail, park, or nature center. We normally camp one weekend a month at a Texas state park, hike Saturday, and enjoy a pot-luck dinner on Saturday night; or sometimes we go to a local restaurant. We do not have regular campouts during July, August, or December. Some members have travel trailers and some have tents. Once in awhile, we stay at a motel.
Each year the club plans hiking and camping trips to meet the interests of its members. There is something for everyone – local day hikes, weekend trips with short day hikes, or an adventurous week-long backpacking trip to places like the Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, or Big Bend National Park. The Club occasionally plans more exotic trips. Over the past several years, trips have included Alaska, Peru, England, Mexico, and France. In August 2009, a couple of our members went llamapacking in Colorado near the Continental Divide. In December 2009, several members once again went to Big Bend National Park to spend a week at one of the club’s favorite places. In October 2011, we went to Great Smoky Mountains National Park; and in September 2012, a group traveled to Taos, New Mexico. In March 2014 the club spent a week in glorious Big Bend National Park, enjoying more than 8 hikes totaling more than 25 miles.
Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month except we do not meet in July, August, or December. We meet at the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center, 1300 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring, TX; and meetings begin at 7:00 P.M. Our newsletters from the past year (see tab at the left) will give you a good idea of our activities, and the most recent newsletter will have up-to-date contact information and any changes in our meeting day and location.