More than 2,600 visitors hit the trails for a first day hike at a Texas State Park

  • Nathan Bullard fends off Bobcat defender as he drives toward the goal.
    Nathan Bullard fends off Bobcat defender as he drives toward the goal.
  • Joe Gardenhire makes his way between two Bobcats in Friday night action at Pirate Gym.
    Joe Gardenhire makes his way between two Bobcats in Friday night action at Pirate Gym.
  • Surrounded by Bobcats, Pirate Dayton Whitmire hunts for an open teammate to pass.
    Surrounded by Bobcats, Pirate Dayton Whitmire hunts for an open teammate to pass.
Visitors from across Texas laced up their shoes and packed on plenty of layers to usher in 2021 with a First Day Hike at a Texas State Park. In total, 2,668 people hiked and biked a total of 8,173 miles statewide. This year, parks hosted a total of 60 events across the state and many were self-guided to encourage social distancing. “I am thrilled that Texans bundled up and joined others in…

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