A Ride in the Piney Woods

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*The Sam Houston National Forest is approximately 160,000 acres of native trees, plants, wildlife, and multiuse trails located 50 miles north of Houston. Many visitors enjoy a day hike and others camp relaxing in the beauty of the East Texas Piney Woods. Cody’s favorite adventure is cruising the 85 miles of off-road trails on his Honda motorcycle. IMG_0039 [caption id="attachment_455" align="aligncenter" width="535"]IMG_0037 off road trail for motorcycles in Texas[/caption] The OHV (off highway vehicle) trails cross creeks, fallen trees, sand, and mud. Other riders on the trail are friendly and helpful. Water is important as the heat and humidity rise. Cody lost a day from dehydration last summer. His outer gear of gloves, boots, helmet, pants and long sleeve shirt increase the body's heat. That's why during cooler temperatures, Cody is heading north longing for the road less traveled. IMG_0045 IMG_0041 The National Forest is situated in 3 counties, Montgomery, San Jacinto and Walker. Many of the trails are unpopulated and tranquil, a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the city. In 1934, before the land acquisition by the Federal Government most of the area was heavily logged and damaged by fire. Now many species of plants and animals are protected including the endangered Bald Eagle. IMG_0038

 Take time out this spring to visit the beauty of dancing sunlight in the tall pine forest.


For more information visit the National Forest website: *http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/texas/about-forest/districts/?cid=fswdev3_008443 Flattr this Next Week: A Canoe made for 2
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