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Old 01-17-2019, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by BIOSphere. View Post
I live in Winona, a small town about 2 hours south of the cities.
I don't mind the hot and humid summers of Minnesota, it is the cold that kills me.

Are there trails to hike in or near Austin?
How is the outdoor/recreation side of the city?
yes lots of trails
outdoor recreation is solid since it is warm most of the year. You will need to get used to doing it when it is hot. We should be less humid than MN
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Old 01-18-2019, 06:32 PM
Location: central Austin
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The heat will take some adjusting to! We were in MN during a "heat wave" and it felt great to us! The sun is hotter and higher here, we are significantly further south in latitude, and you will feel the difference. We prepare for summer like you do for winter in MN. Stock the car: with water, sunscreen, tinted windows - always! I wear sunscreen every single day, hydrate, and don't bother waiting for it to cool off at night, it won't. I've walked my dog at 11 pm in late July and it was still 90+ degrees!

good luck!
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Old Today, 07:38 AM
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There is a lot of good outdoor recreation available in and around Austin, but understand that much of it (unless it's water-related) will be unappealing in the hotter months.

Summer in Minnesota is nothing like summer in Austin. Just like Minnesota winters are tough, summers can be tough here. Really. Austin is one of the hottest cities in Texas because it's central, and it's also prone to drought. And it doesn't cool off at night, as others have mentioned. The only thing that cools things down from May through September is closed doors and air conditioning.

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