About Nichole – Adventuring in Texas

Exploring,Camping & Climbing at Hueco Tanks, Texas

These last few weeks have made me stop and think more than normal. What’s important in my life and how do I want to move forward? Exploring throughout places in the US climbing and camping has always been high on my priority list. So I just wanted to look back at some of those trips and celebrate them. I hope to do more adventuring soon. But for now while we’re all stuck at home, I’ll reminisce a bit and share some more about my life.

Hanging out at Hueco Tanks

My husband Craig and I met up with a couple friends a little over a year ago to spend some time at Hueco Tanks in Texas. I heard really great things about this climbing area for a long time. The regulations there are strict sadly due to some past people not respecting the space. Because of that they only allow a limited number of people in the park per day. It makes climbing there is a little more complicated, but totally worth it. The whole Hueco Tanks State Park is like a little oasis and outcropping of rocks that shoot out of the middle of the desert. Its a cool place!

We had been planning this trip for a few months and about a month before we were going to leave I started to get some really bad tendinitis in my elbows. I decided to not climb on this trip but to go anyways and make the most of it. I did a little running through the park. But mostly got to cheer on friends and hang out in a beautiful place. Which was pretty awesome too!

Having fun in the Desert

Being able to just wander around with my camera in this super unique desert was a fun treat in itself. There are a bunch of different trails that lead high up into the boulder fields. From there, a ton of climbing routes are easily found. Some higher up offer a beautiful view of the desert floor below. We got to enjoy some colorful sunsets too. We even had an impromptu dance party while resting between climbing attempts. Overall it was great company and a fun trip!

I always feel refueled and balanced after adventuring through nature. I feel lucky to be able to do so and want to create more time in my life for things like this. Right now with everything that’s happening with COVID-19 I’m finding small ways to connect to nature. Like hanging out in my backyard and making vegetable starts. I hope you all are able to find comfort in your own environment and soon get back outside to doing more of the things we love!

April 7, 2020

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