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Suggestion for sub-forum on Hill Country?

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Offline Raoul Duke

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Suggestion for sub-forum on Hill Country?
« on: December 06, 2012, 12:18:49 PM »
Casa Grande and RichardM,

First of all, you guys do a truly excellent job with this site.  This is probably the best developed and best managed forum that I subscribe to.

The recent thread about Hill Country travels got me thinking.  How about creating a new sub-forum (is that what you call it?) exclusively for the Hill Country? As it stands now, all posts relating to the Hill Country fall under Non-BiBe trip reports.  I would venture to guess that the vast majority of subscribers live in or near the Hill Country and probably spend a lot more time there than they do in BiBe, purely as a result of its proximity to places like Austin, San Antonio, and even Houston (3 hour drive vs. 9 hour drive).

All of the folks on this forum share a passion and love for the outdoors and post some really excellent information.  There are no other forums for the outdoors in Texas that even come close to this one.  How cool it would be to have a dedicated Hill Country sub-forum where those of us who spent lots of time in the Hill Country could exchange info on camping, hiking, paddling, etc. in that area.  Just a thought.

Keep up the good work guys.
"Getting bored with your neurosis?  Drop you analyst--drop him/her like a cold potato--and make tracks for the nearest river." -Edward Abbey

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Offline Raoul Duke

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Re: Suggestion for sub-forum on Hill Country?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 12:48:51 PM »
Wow, that was fast!  Thanks!
"Getting bored with your neurosis?  Drop you analyst--drop him/her like a cold potato--and make tracks for the nearest river." -Edward Abbey

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Offline RichardM

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Re: Suggestion for sub-forum on Hill Country?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2012, 12:58:43 PM »
Here ya go. I've started moving some Non-BIBE Trip Reports over.

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Offline RichardM

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Re: Suggestion for sub-forum on Hill Country?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2012, 01:16:24 PM »
Here ya go. I've started moving some Non-BIBE Trip Reports over.
Hmmmm, I'm thinking I probably shouldn't have left that "post a redirection topic" button checked when moving all of those over. :eusa_doh: Maybe I'll nuke 'em all and just let people be confused if they're looking for something particular in the Non-BIBE Trip Reports forum.  :eusa_think:

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Offline dprather

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Re: Suggestion for sub-forum on Hill Country?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2014, 06:31:49 PM »
First task for this forum: geographically define the Hill Country

Some would say it is a state of mind. 

Land developers use the term to describe anywhere not touching the Sabine, the Red River, the Rio Grande and the Gulf of Mexico that has an oak tree and a limestone outcropping.

Urban sprawl also must be figured in.  I lived in Dripping Springs in the late 70s and early 80s and it was sure-enough Hill Country. 

Sadly, Drippin' and many other formerly Hill Country areas have now been eaten and just about ruined by San Antonio and Austin.   
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

 


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