Great Outdoors Gift Guide for Dads

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Father’s Day is right around the corner, but there’s still plenty of time to give a gift that inspires adventure for the dads who love wild things and wild places. Whether fishing, hunting or hiking your dad will be ready for his next big adventure with gifts from these trailblazing Texas companies who share our passion for the great outdoors.

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Training with Debbie Richardson

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As if soul-sucking mud, log jams as big as your house, alligator gar known to jump out of the water and crack ribs, and actual alligators (just 4-footers, so far) weren’t enough, last weekend’s paddle training session with Debbie Richardson featured something new – a collapsing riverbank.

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Experiencing a Culinary Ranch Retreat with Jesse Griffiths & Explore Ranches

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Llano Springs Ranch, 140 miles west of Austin and about 24 miles south of Junction, has been in the Vandivier family for 25 years. The Vandiviers have made every single one of those years count. When they acquired the ranch in 1994, the grasslands were crowded out by a monoculture of ashe juniper. Having learned from the successful efforts of landowners like David Bamberger and with a chainsaw, bulldozer, fire and a tremendous work ethic, the family turned back the ecological clock. Native grasses have returned to the rolling hillsides and springs flow stronger than ever into the South Llano River.

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Rare Opportunity to Enjoy Texas Ranches

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Looking for a unique outdoor adventure? Something off of the beaten path with access to views and opportunities like never before? TPWF partner, Explore Ranches may have just what you’re looking for.

Explore Ranches, an Austin-based company, launched a new vacation rental site offering exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime stays at private ranches in Texas and Colorado.

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