If you are like many hard working and busy inhabitants of the great state of Texas you are likely ready for a vacation and some rest and relaxation. Connecting with loved ones, family, friends, and nature are ways to get back to the things that matter in life. Camping provides one of the best activities to combine all these aspects into an amazing and fun natural escape perfect for friends and family all the same. Camping can be as rugged or as glamourous as you want to make it. The Frio River Cabins in Texas Hill Country offer the perfect location for a mild or wild camping experience. Planning ahead of time can keep your trip stress free. Here are 5 things you must absolutely pack for your next camping trip.
1. Swim suit
Under the calmest conditions the rivers in the region can provide you with perfect streams and rivers to take a swim. Bring your pets and relax in cool and clear flowing waters. Under other conditions the rivers may swell up and be better suited to tubing, canoeing, or kayaking. As well as your swim suit, bring any other water gear you desire for your preferred water soaked activities. Make sure to check the status of the rivers before planning your trip or heading outside of your cabin. Conditions may change rapidly and require different precautions for your safety!
2. Fishing pole and bait box
Some may want to catch fish instead of pretending to be one. If you prefer to relax on the edge of the river and take in natures beauty, don’t forget to bring your fishing pole and bait box. Head to the Frio, Nueces, or Sabinal river but purchase your license ahead of time. Enjoy relaxing days full of serene and patient moments waiting for that special trophy fish to bite.
3. Hiking boots
After hours and hours of sitting in a car during rush hour traffic, it is nice to strap on some hiking boots and bipedal yourself through beautiful vegetation, gorgeous flowers, and many varieties of towering trees. Trails near the rivers of Uvalde County offer many types of hiking trails. If you are adventurous go for the more difficult trails and challenge yourself. Those with children or desiring a more relaxed and laid back pace can opt for easier ones. Choose from Utopia Park, Lost Maples, or Garner state park.
4. GPS units for geocaching
Scavenger hunts have been a form of entertainment for a long time. Combine the joy from a good scavenger hunt with hiking and a GPS unit and you have geocaching. Geocaching is were you use your GPS unit, input some coordinates, and go on a hiking adventure to find the treasure. Once you arrive at your coordinates and destination, you must go on a search to locate where your treasure is hidden. Prefect for couples, friends, and families alike, geocaching is a great way to take in nature.
5. Bicycle and gear
Biking enthusiasts won’t be lacking plenty of opportunities to hit the trails. Ranging from mild to wild there are plenty of trails of varying difficulty for every type of bicyclist. Head to the park of your choice, grab a map, and enjoy a fast paced cycling adventure.
There is plenty to do on your next camping trip. Make sure you come prepared!