These types of trips can be great bonding experiences. Here is Dan and his son Nathan taking their first canoe trip together. This trip will be something that Nathan will remember for the rest of his life. These types of moments are what Texas Avid Outdoors is all about.
So starts the 2014 Summer River trip. We will be traveling from Little Webberville Park to Bastrop along a flood swollen river. Along the way we will be doing product reviews, photo and video shoots and, of course, having a blast! There will be fishing, swimming and camping along the way and one lucky little boy is getting his first river camping trip with his daddy! Stay tuned for more pictures and updates from the trip!
Getting the main photo gear ready for our weekend canoe trip down the Colorado River. Only missing the super-tele for the full moon rise tomorrow night but I think I'll still get something worthwhile. - Nick
Canoe trip pack out. Nikon D700, Nikon 50mm f1.8, Nikon 85mm f1.8, Nikon 12-14mm (not pictured), Nikon sb-700 speed light, canon t3i, canon 18-55mm kit lens, rokinon 8mm fisheye, canon 10-20mm, GoPro Hero 3+ black edition and assorted accessories, assorted timelapse and macro accessories, giottos carbon fiber tripod (not pictured), monfrotto monopod (not pictured). Weighs almost as much as my camping gear pack...
The TAO summer camping trip will have a new twist this year. Our team will be kayak camping on the Colorado River. The trip will start in Webberville, Tx and end in downtown Bastrop. This trip will take 3 days and cover almost 40 river miles!
Preplanning and scouting is always a must to make a trip enjoyable and successful.
Google Map: "Days 1, 2 and 3 are all planned out along with alternatives camping spots."
Printed Map: "A custom map detailing all the potential camping islands and emergency takeout points."
Scouting the River: "Scouting potential take in/out point will aid in spotting them from the river if they are needed in an emergency. If you can, also mark them on your GPS."
Red Before Entering: "Inform and educate yourself as much as possible before the trip. Know what you can and should do on public lands."
River: "Then all the planning has been completed, you know you can sit back and enjoy the scenery. Happy Trails!"
These are the final images from Frank and Nick's excursion to Driftwood to photograph the lunar eclipse. A special thanks to Cindy and John with Green Earth Lighting in Driftwood, TX for giving us access to their star-gazing observation deck! I don't think the pictures would be so clear without access to such a great location.
John, Ken and Dan are back on another adventure. This time we spent 3 very cold days atTexas Parks and Wildlife - Seminole Canyon SP hiking the Canyon Rim Trail. Temperatures ranged from 35 degrees to 62 degrees
Our group photographer, Nick Enghardt, brought a 120mm Hasselblad 500c along on the trip to Caprock Canyon back in June, 2013.
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The guys are off on another wild adventure. Frank, Ken, John, Dan and Nick are heading to Caprock Canyons State Park in Quitaque, TX. They aim to tackle the notorious upper canyon trail system. A trail that is over 9 miles long and changes over 700 ft in elevation. You can see their hike from the South Prong Primitive Camp to Fern Cave on youtube:
Frank, Ken and Dan headed to one of the most secluded State Parks in Texas, Colorado Bend during one of the hottest months on record. They were very glad that a semi cool river was flowing right beside their campsite.
Who is TAO?
We are John, Ken, Dan, Frank, and Nick. A regular group of camping buddies who love to adventure in and around the great state of Texas.