Texas Mountain Trail Board started on the Peak Fitness Challenge too!
Every non-profit organization is indebted to invested volunteers who lend their time and expertise to a common mission, and the Texas Mountain Trail is blessed with great board members who help us provide travelers (and residents too!) with information about visiting great places in Far West Texas. We work to help visitors get the most out of their experience here, too, and provide support for communities and businesses wanting to improve their services to travelers.
As part of that mission, we've developed a neat hiking challenge for everyone, the Peak Fitness Challenge, initially for Franklin Mountains State Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Yesterday, during a break in our board meeting at Guadalupe Mountains National Park, we got them walking too! We took the short Pinery Trail, which is part of the Challenge, to the site of a Butterfield Overland Mail stage stop. You can see the trail map and information about the trail, including a brief history, here.
Our organization is a proud participant in the Texas Historical Commission's Texas Heritage Trails Program, which provides preservation and economic development support to every county in the state. Texas Mountain Trail is one of 10 non-profits doing all we can to encourage an understanding of our common heritage and support the economies of our communities. Want to read more?