What do you get when you mix over 40,000 people, hundreds of vendors and exhibitors, countless Texas State Parks volunteers, two Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, and one Texas State Advocate? You get the Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo!
We spent the past weekend in Austin, Texas talking with a few thousand of those 40,000 people and discovering some of the things that make Texas such a great state. We had the opportunity to eat some delicious barbeque, take in some life music in Austin, stay in McKinney Falls State Park, and meet some of the people that are taking care of the wild spaces in Texas. Throughout the Expo we were able to enjoy the REI PEAK maze as well as spend time exchanging ideas with Griff Danheim (our Texas State Advocate). Griff is doing a phenomenal job here in Texas, educating, networking, and role modeling Leave No Trace. The Expo was a great experience and we are excited that we were able to be a part of it!
See you on the road,
north and ella