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Trail Running in Houston – Arthur Storey Park

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Location: 7400 W Sam Houston Pkwy SHouston, TX 77072
Trail: outer loop 1.72 Miles
inner loop 0.62 Miles
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Arthur Storey Park Trails – Trail Run Video
Satellite Image of Map
Arthur Storey Park Trail Map with Elevation
Arthur Storey [...]

Memorial Park Trail Run – Purple Route

Park:                      Memorial Park Mountian Bike Trails – Purple Route
Location:                6501 Memorial DR Houston, TX 77001
Trail Length:          1.63 miles
Level:                     Intermediate
Memorial Park – Purple Trails – Trail Run Video
Satellite Image of Map
Memorial Park Purple Trail Map with Elevation
Memorial Park official layout
Today we’ll be taking a look at the Memorial Park Mountain Biking Purple Trails located inside the 610 [...]

Trail Running – Mary Jo Peckham Park

The Perfect Day, is a day when I get the chance to Swim, Bike and Run.  The Mary Jo Peckham Park is the perfect park to accomplish all of your training for FREE!  That’s right, for FREE.  You’ve got a trail to run on, and a swimming pool to swim in all for free.  You [...]

Enjoy Summer Hiking in Trail Sandals

When it comes to hiking shoes, there is no such thing as one size fits all. Most serious hikers have several types of hiking shoes for different hiking conditions, including trail sandals for summer hiking. Trail sandals can be the ideal choice for summer hiking when the terrain isn’t too challenging. Although trail sandals lack [...]

Backpack Basics: The Elements of Suspension

Some backpacks have more sophisticated suspension systems than others, but the most important thing to know about a suspension system in a backpack is whether it feels comfortable to you.
The basic components of suspension systems in a technical backpack are:

Shoulder harness: The shoulder harness is meant to keep the backpack in place, not to support [...]

Pick the Right Pack: Technical Backpack Features

When choosing a backpack for hiking, you have a variety of options when it comes to style, features, brands and price.
If your hiking plans involve overnight camping, you might want a technical backpack. Multi-day hiking technical packs have either an internal or external frame. Some of the pros and cons are as follows:
Internal frame: This [...]

Top 10 Spots for an Outdoor Adventure

We’ve compiled a small list of a few spots to check out this Labor Day weekend (or any weekend for that matter), if you’ve got the itch for an outdoor adventure!

Outer Mountain Loop, Big Bend National Park, TX
This 30-mile trail takes you through an array of habitats and scenery from pinon, juniper and oak woodlands [...]

Use Caution While Exercising During Allergy Season

This past Sunday, my girlfriend and I went out for a 10.5 mile hike in Shenandoah National Park.  I should mention that we are experiencing a record-setting warm spell here in northern Virginia, with temperatures some twenty degrees higher than normal, reaching the low nineties.  Han, my girlfriend, and I usually run five days per [...]