|Franklin Mountain Prickly Pear by Dan Baeza|
|Photo from the Celebration of our Mountains website|
The Window, Ron Coleman Trail, Franklin Mountains
State Park, by Michael L. Lewis
For more than 19 years, El Paso's Celebration of our Mountains has been encouraging hiking, biking, birding, climbing, photographing, geocaching, studying and celebrating the natural wonders of the Borderland. And again, all fall, there are some great opportunities for anyone in or visiting El Paso!
From their website:
"Begun in 1994 by Dr. Phil Goodell and other professors and students from the Geology department at the University of Texas at El Paso, the Celebration was later spearheaded by Randy Limbird, editor and publisher of El Paso Scene. Today, with event leaders from Texas Parks & Wildlife, the Texas Master Naturalists, El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society, El Paso Ridgewalkers and many other groups, Celebration of Our Mountains has grown to encompass dozens of events each fall that get people in West Texas and Southern New Mexico outdoors to enjoy the natural wonders of the Borderland.
The Celebration of Our Mountains is a labor of love for those of us who see our mountains as the focal point of a unique and very special ecosystem. Our environment continues to define our region, and we’re excited to continially explore and share it with the rest of the world.
Celebration of Our Mountains is always looking for experts in hiking, biking, climbing, birding, history, archaeology, geology, botany and other subjects to lead events throughout the region. We hope you’ll join us and consider volunteering your knowledge and expertise next year!"
|This year, we've added two Texas Mountain Trail events to their calendar, tonight's presentation at Reliance Outdoor Supply (see yesterday's entry below!) and a special program for military families at Fort Bliss on October 3rd. Click here to reach the festival's event calendar to find a program or hike or outdoor opportunity especially for YOU!|