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Old 03-13-2018, 03:41 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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Funny to see people whine about summer heat. First off, you've got mornings and evenings, as well as the other 6-9 months of the year when conditions are cooler. Second, there are plenty of suitable outdoor activities designed for summer's heat (water-based recreation) as well as appropriate ways to dress for them.

People who bring up heat as an excuse are just closeted couch potatoes.
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Old 03-13-2018, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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If you're moving to far north Texas you can also take advantage of the outdoor recreation opportunities in Oklahoma.
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:13 PM
 
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We have the Texas State Parks Pass, unlimited entry to all state parks for an entire year....at $85 its a great bargain. We probably go to state parks 40 weekends a year......they tend to be well kept and clean....in the hot months we go early to avoid the heat.....if there are bugs we use spray....its relatively easy to get outdoors and enjoy.....its about attitude and whether you are looking for reasons to go, or looking for reasons to stay indoors.
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Renton, WA
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The things I like about western states is that there is lots of public land. One mentioned Colorado as an example with four times as much public land as Texas in a substantially smaller area. Therefore, it would appear to me that Colorado is a better state to live in than Texas. Therefore, why do people continue to live in, or more to, Texas, when other states offer more variety in what you can do, and greater freedom to do it?
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:41 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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Therefore, why do people continue to live in, or more to, Texas, when other states offer more variety in what you can do, and greater freedom to do it?
Because there's much more to life than outdoor recreation?
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:50 PM
 
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So there are over two million acres of public land in Texas.........how many do you actually require.....?

This is sounding very trolly.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:16 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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There are some ok state parks in Texas and some National Forests/ Grasslands. Personally I like the National Forests better, you can camp anywhere in them, and they don't have bans on drinking a beer or two around your camp fire. I'm actually going down to Crockett this weekend.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:51 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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So there are over two million acres of public land in Texas.........how many do you actually require.....?

This is sounding very trolly.
2 million acres is nothing spread over a State the size of Texas. Most National Forests out west are over 1 million and many are over 2.

I mean yeah, Big Bend is fairly decent sized, but the Ozarks are much closer to where I live in Dallas.

Most of the public land in Texas is spread out and in super small pocket areas. I mean you can drive the longest corner to corner length of Crockett in under an hour and it is among the largest tracts of public land in the state.
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Renton, WA
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We have the Texas State Parks Pass, unlimited entry to all state parks for an entire year....at $85 its a great bargain. We probably go to state parks 40 weekends a year......they tend to be well kept and clean....in the hot months we go early to avoid the heat.....if there are bugs we use spray....its relatively easy to get outdoors and enjoy.....its about attitude and whether you are looking for reasons to go, or looking for reasons to stay indoors.
How could you say that $85 is a great bargain? In Washington, the state where I now live, you can get a Discover Pass for $30 which can be used on two vehicles and covers access to over 100 state parks and other state lands for a full year. Washington has more state parks than Texas, which is a considerably larger state in area, and access to the parks in Washington is far less expensive than access to state parks in Texas.

It appears to me that Washington manages its public lands far better than Texas does with its lands.
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:34 AM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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This is sounding very trolly.
Agreed.
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