Guadalupe Mountains National Park has offered an update in the aftermath of last week’s heavy flooding.
Park officials say parts of mountainous park on the New Mexico border remain closed this week as they continue to assess damage and make repairs to flood-damaged areas.
More than a foot of rain fell in areas of the park during a 24-hour period last week. Over a three-day period, the park received more rain than it typically does in a year.
The flooding turned McKittrick Canyon, which is normally a dry creek with occasional shallow pools, into a raging river several feet deep.
“The Frijole Ranch Cultural History Museum, inside the Frijole Ranch House, and the Frijole Bunkhouse sustained heavy water damage to the carpet and walls, and mold is growing inside,” the park said in a news release. “A large section of water line was also lost in Frijole Ranch. Ship on the Desert sustained water damage from roof leaks. Park staff is drying out both the Frijole Ranch House and the Ship on the Desert, and have initiated repairs.”
Also, part of Williams Road and the salt flats on the park’s western flank remain under water.
Here’s the park’s list of what’s open and what remains closed.
Pine Springs Visitor Center
Pine Springs Campground (Both RV and Tent Camping)
McKittrick Canyon Visitor Contact Station
Guadalupe Peak Backcountry Campground
Wilderness Ridge Backcountry Campground
Frijole Ranch (Exterior Areas Only)
Guadalupe Peak Trail
The Pinery Trail and the Pinery Butterfield Station Ruins
Guadalupe Peak Stock Trail
McKittrick Canyon Trail (First 1½ Miles to 4th Water Crossing Only)
Devil’s Hall Trail (1st mile only)
The Western Smith Spring Loop (Smith Spring Trail is Closed Between Smith Spring and Manzanita Spring)
The Manzanita Spring Trail
Frijole Ranch Cultural History Museum
Ship on the Desert
McKittrick Canyon Trail Beyond the First 1½ Miles, including Pratt Cabin
Devil’s Hall Trail After the First Mile
Williams Ranch Road and Williams Ranch
Williams Road, the Salt Basin Dunes and Western Part of the Park
All Other Trails, Backcountry Campgrounds and Backcountry Areas
The park reminds visitors that trails which have been opened still have loose rocks and soft, uneven ground, and many require shallow water crossings. “Hikers and backpackers should exercise extreme caution, and all visitors are asked not to enter closed areas, for their own safety,” the park said.
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From tiny towns to major cities, there are certain places that are part of Texas’ iconic image. Although there are hundreds of uniques towns and cities in Texas, there are a few that qualify as “must visit” for anyone heading to the Lone Star State. Visiting these towns and cities gives one a true sense of Texas culture. Read More
According to weather forecasts, cooler temperatures arrive in Central Texas this weekend. While it won’t be quite sweater weather, these projected 80-degree days most definitely foreshadow fall—and fall festival season in Texas. What are you waiting for?
This weekend (September 21-22), at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site— where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed on March 2, 1836—staff will present programs on the area’s 19th-Century cotton trade and folk-medicine remedies at 11, 1, and 3. And at the site’s Barrington Living History Farm, a two-day event called “It’s Cotton Pickin’ Time” welcomes visitors to help harvest the farm’s annual cotton crop. Not only can you try your hand at picking, ginning, carding, and weaving the farm’s heirloom variety of cotton (called Lone Star cotton, of course!), you can learn how the industry shaped Texas history. See www.birthplaceoftexas.com.
Most people relate fall foliage and the “changing of the leaves” to the eastern portion of the United States. However, portions of Texas actually see dramatic changes in foliage coloration. Lost Maples State Natural Area in the Texas Hill Country has the most vivid fall leaf coloration in the state. Although the “peak” season is from mid-October through mid-November, area accommodations fill up fast so those hoping to tour the area this fall are advised to make plans early. Read More
Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell speaks about the phenomenal economic impact that 2013 SXSW Conference has had on the City of Austin. Kevin Johns of Austin’s Economic Growth and Redevelopment Office shares enthusiasm over the numbers.
The numbers don’t lie. This afternoon, Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell shared the results of a comprehensive economic impact report that shows the 2013 South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Conferences and Festivals (SXSW) injected more than $218.2 million into the Austin economy. That’s $25 million over last year!
This analysis, by Greyhill Advisors, validates the fact that SXSW is big, and it solidifies SXSW’s reputation as the world’s premier gathering, and Austin’s reputation as a creative Mecca for music, film and interactive arts.
“Few events can match the depth and breadth of SXSW,” says Leffingwell. He’s right.
SXSW continues to be the single most profitable event for the City of Austin’s hospitality industry with its offerings of
9 days of industry conferences
a 4-day trade show
a 6-night music festival featuring more than 2,200 bands
and a 9-day film festival with more than 400 screenings.
How about these facts:
In 2013, SXSW directly booked 13,000 individual hotel reservations totaling 56,000-plus room nights—a 10 percent increase over 2012. Fueled by limited capacity and an overall increase in spending by registrants the average nightly hotel rate jumped 20 percent to nearly $255.
At nearly 155,000, the total number of 2013 SXSW Conference and Festival participants (defined as any individual who attended at least one SXSW activity) exceeded all previous records.
SXSW’s popular free-to-the-public consumer events, including the 3-night Auditorium Shores concert series, the 2-day Digital Creatives Job Market, 4-day Flatstock poster art show, 1-day Edu Future Plans Fair, 3-day Music Gear Expo and the 3-day SXSW Gaming Expo, attracted an additional 150,000 participants.
Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids perform at the 2013 SXSW Conference. (Photo by Jason Kempin)
With the recent additions of Education and Sustainability conferences to its portfolio, SXSW also extended its signature event-management expertise to new, innovative domains and broadened its local economic impact.
Ben Loftsgaarden of Greyhill Advisors says that SXSW “continues to flex its economic muscle for the Austin economy. He adds that of the registrants, about
“SXSW continues to be a truly remarkable event for Austin,” said Austin Chamber President Michael Rollins. “This festival not only brings the world’s attention to Austin’s strengths in community, creativity and commerce, but also provides opportunities to spotlight and support our small businesses which work tirelessly to prepare for – and engage with – the festival’s record-setting attendance of over 155,000. Every year we see more quantitative and qualitative benefits from SXSW, and are thrilled to see what the future holds.”
Flatstock Poster Show at the 2013 SXSW Conference. (Photo by Merrick Ales)
With the continued growth, year after year, it’s no surprise that sales for the next year’s event is already setting new milestones.
“It’s hard to resist thinking about what 2014 is going to bring for us,’ says SXSW Director Mike Shea, but the ticket and hotel bookings show 2014 is already setting a new pace.
“SXSW® Music, Film and Interactive Conferences and Festivals serves as a cornerstone event for the innovative culture of our city, and Austin continues to prosper alongside their tremendous growth,“ said Bob Lander, President and CEO of the Austin CVB. “It is also the primary building block in an extremely robust convention season for 2014 and beyond.”
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Texas is a big state, full of unique attractions. Every major city in Texas, as well several smaller towns, is home to numerous attractions. Although there is never time to see everything one wants to on a single vacation, there are some “must-see” attractions that just can’t be missed during a visit to the Lone Star State. Read More
RVs are constantly improving in home comfort and class, the amenities and options offered are astounding. This collection of RV articles contain the likes of used RV buyerâ€™s checklists, top ten RV tips, RV garage plans, online RV social networks and a lot more. RV owners and enthusiasts are sure to find them interesting and helpful. Find out how you can enjoy more of the air with Jeep soft tops, and learn how you can choose the best campsite when you are traveling in your RV.
RVs are constantly improving in home comfort and class, the amenities and options offered are astounding. This collection of RV articles contain the likes of used RV buyer’s checklists, top ten RV tips, RV garage plans, online RV social networks and a lot more. RV owners and enthusiasts are sure to find them interesting and helpful. Find out how you can enjoy more of the air with Jeep soft tops, and learn how you can choose the best campsite when you are traveling in your RV.
The irony of commonly made job interview mistakes is that we all seem to be aware of them, yet keep making them again and again. Job seekers seem to overlook some of the simplest and most basic things that speak volumes about character, personality, attitude and professionalism. If you have an interview lined up, you may want to brush up these tips and remember these 10 things you should never do in a job interview.
This is so comprehensive. Amazing information! I am coming to the US for my first time this year, and am so nervous about coming through security, but hopefully these tips will help me know what to expect!
RV supplies are absolutely important to your outdoor experience, and also using and servicing your motorhome. On his website MotorhomesGalore.com, Alex Morgan provides users with latest tips and expert advice.
Zombie Farm 2 allows you to create an army of zombies by growing and harvesting crops. Adding a scary twist to the farm sim genre, this iPhone game lets you invade areas, rake in some gold and use them to build farms of the undead. There are also special incubators that allow gamers to combine zombies to create monster mutants. This guide will help you create your own zombie farm and have a successful invasion. It provides tips and tricks that might prove useful during farming and invading.
There is a very small change that you’ll end up trapped in a jungle. However, there’s no harm to prepare for the worst. This article will give you a few basic yet effective tips that can help you survive while trapped in a jungle.
Using a recreational vehicle, or RV, to travel in and use for camping is an ideal way to enjoy the outdoors while having many of the comforts of home. RV�s can be affordable for rental or purchase and can be a great way to camp in comfort. There are several things the RV user should consider when traveling to get the most out of the experience.
If you have never used one, a class may be useful in learning the ins and outs of properly driving and maneuvering the vehicle. Campsites may be tight to get in and out of so being able to move the vehicle safely is important. Pay close attention to dealer instructions and adhere to any safety requirements. Joining an RV club will also give you valuable tips from experienced RV�ers on what to do and what not to do.
Carrying blocks of wood, or chocks, to secure wheels will help prevent the RV from moving while camping. Traveling with a companion is advisable so they can help remind you about tasks that need to be done for daily maintenance. They can also assist in visual directions for backing up into camp spaces. Many people take RV�s on long driving trips and having someone take over driving periodically can be a safe way to ensure one does not get too tired, causing a driving hazard.
Take proper care of water supplies. Do not clog sewer pipes with paper; instead keep it as free from debris as possible. This will also help conserve water and minimize problems when draining. A great tip is to recycle cleaning water for use in the commode instead of using the fresh water supply. Have a longer, good quality hose available. This will make disposal more convenient. Slowly open the valve and ensure the other end is secure. Check to ensure all valves are closed before removal of the hose. In your sink, do not dispose of food or grease as this will clog and damage pipes.
Before embarking on a trip have a checklist available for all your packing needs. Be aware of weight restrictions and only pack lightweight items to ensure you do not go over the weight capacity of both your camper and your towing vehicle. Balance the load in the vehicle so it is not heavy in one area. This will provide a safer driving experience.
Maintain the vehicle properly. Always check gauges and detectors for proper working order before starting a trip. Have tools available on board in case maintenance is needed while on the road. Always have at least one fire extinguisher on board, though multiple ones are advisable. Have a survival and first aid kit available and fully supplied at all times.
Being prepared and using a checklist to ensure nothing is missed will make your RV�ing experience much more enjoyable. Always maintain your vehicle properly for maximum potential. Keeping your RV in good condition will also enhance the resale value in case you want to sell it or upgrade to a larger model. Using an RV is a great way to travel in comfort and style.
Technology advancements have made RV travel safer and more convenient than ever before. With social networking to help stay in touch, GPS for safe navigation, and helpful phone applications just a click away, travelers will feel right at home on the road.
Sabrina Artel’s Trailer Talk has been featured on CNN and in The New York Times as well as RV Travel Magazine, The Towne Crier newspaper (Livingston Manor, NY), The River Reporter (Narrowburg, NY), The Sullivan County Democrat (Callicoon, NY), and Hudson Valley Inside Out magazine (Athens, NY).
With RV traveling, you can always find better and more efficient ways of cooking and making things easier and safer for yourself and your family. Understanding the differences in RV equipment will help you choose the right unit for your specific needs, and learning how to forecast your travel costs can help lengthen your trip while saving you money.
Steve Gillman first hit the road on his own when at sixteen, and traveled alone across the United States and Mexico at 17. Now 40, he continues to travel and backpack with his wife Ana, whom he met in Ecuador. Many of his stories, plus tips and information on travel and lightweight backpacking, can be found on his websites, http://www.EverythingAboutTravel.com, and http://www.TheUltralightBackpackingSite.com.
When you purchase your first motorhome, you want to be sure that you are buying it from the best possible dealership. As with anything, price and quality are important. However, your RV dealer should offer a lot more than just a camper.
There are many types of recreational vehicles, and some can be quite expensive. Financing is generally available to those with good credit, and should be arranged by the dealer. Some dealers even offer their own financing, rather than going through a bank. This is helpful because you only have to deal with one company for all of your RV needs.
It is also important to shop around and make sure you will be happy with the motorhome you purchase. Keep in mind that many convenience items can be added later, but you still need to have the room to add them. Do not pick out one that is rather small if you know you will be living in it for months at a time. On the other hand, do not pick one too large if you will only use it occasionally.
The best dealerships will have options and offer hard to find parts and accessories to customize your Fifth Wheel, tent camper, or RV into something you can truly live with, or in. You can add laundry facilities, kitchen appliances, furniture, beds, tables, and just about anything else you could possibly need to have all the comforts of home while on the road.
Once you have purchased your new camper, you may want to order special RV parts to customize it for your needs and comfort. For example, if you are planning to travel the countryside for your retirement and live in the motorhome, you may need conveniences that do not come standard, such as pet care needs and accessories, wheelchair access, or handicap access to kitchen and bathroom facilities. These things can be difficult to find, unless you have a good dealer.
Regardless of these many decisions, buying your travel trailer is the easy part of owning a motorhome. The hard part is finding insurance, service, and parts for your new recreational vehicle. Some things, like insurance, may be easy to find, However, finding parts and service can become daunting, especially if you are on the road. Your dealer should have several convenient locations, and be able to ship quickly to any campground, motor hotel, or RV park. This way you are not stuck in one place for longer than you would like.
If you ever break down or have an accident on the road, you will also need to have repairs done on your RV. Many of the best dealerships will perform the work for you at one of their many locations, in their own garage and with specially trained mechanics. Some dealerships even offer RV rentals so you can continue your vacation without waiting for your tent camper to be repaired. Depending on the type of RV insurance you have purchased, the rental may not even cost you any money!
In far away journeys, there are various choices that one could pick from. One can travel by air, water, making use of an individual vehicle or pick the affordable alternative of Recreational Vehicle Trip trailer. Your travel decision should both be cost-effective and delightful. Among the ideas when utilising a RV Traveltrailer is making certain you begin your prep works in time to guarantee you do not neglect anything important. It is recommendable taking photos of every little thing beneficial you carry with you for future travel decision-making functions.
Found near the gambling enterprise, the pet-friendly RV park is one of the top-rated in the united state of america. Receiving stellar scores on the center, bathrooms, and look, the park is one of few that Good Sam Recreational Vehicle Trip Quick guide has granted three 10’s. Amenities of the park include a 24-hour shuttle takes you back and forth between the gambling enterprise and the RV park, free WI-FI, a stunning club for teams, and a massive pool.
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When you intend to travel it is important to think about the adhering to aspects: who will you take a trip with? To exactly what limitation should the taking a trip expenses not surpass? Just how long will the traveling take? Exactly what will you do in situation of an emergency situation?
It is always essential to plan and budget plan the traveling expenses. Preparing will certainly include having to understand what your preferred location is and having the appropriate directions for the preferred place. This will stay clear of losing time specifically when you utilize the lengthy route. Having a map that shows the directions to the preferred place will be extremely useful. You could likewise research on the shortest paths to the spot and think about exactly how secure they are.
When preparing for emergency situation it will be important to have an emergency treatment set with all the required equipment and a fire extinguisher. You ought to make certain that these two products are in your Recreational Vehicle travel trailer as they could be of excellent aid when required. An additional aspect when preparing for emergency must be having an insurance coverage cover.
You ought to have a listing of all the needs that you will need when traveling. Make certain that they are all in your trailer before departure as this will avoid utilising additional money to acquire something that you might have quickly gotten before you took a trip. Since the trailer has ample storage space centers it required to take advantage of the room by carrying sufficient stuff that you should be making use of.
In case you wish to go with the journey with your children it is necessary to guarantee that they will certainly not obtain burnt out. You could effortlessly prevent the monotony of your children by carrying their favored toys and other products that they can enjoy with. You can likewise take them to an outdoor camping site where there are some youngsters that they can make pal with. This will make certain that you youngsters will have top quality time and will always be looking onward for the upcoming journey.
Lastly, when traveling with Recreational Vehicle travel trailer it is very important to enquire beneficial details from seasoned moves. When you utilize these travel tips you can be ensured of having a great traveling time.
When you intend to travel it is essential to consider the complying with aspects: that will you take a trip with? To just what restriction should the taking a trip expenditures not surpass? Exactly how long will the taking a trip take? Just what will you finish case of an emergency?
It is constantly essential to intend and spending plan the traveling prices. Preparing will entail needing to know what your wanted destination is and having the appropriate directions for the preferred place. This will avoid wasting time specifically when you utilise the lengthy route. Having a map that reveals the instructions to the preferred place will be really useful. You could likewise research on the quickest routes to the area and think about just how protected they areWhen preparing for emergency situation it will certainly be necessary to have an emergency treatment kit with all the required equipment and a fire extinguisher. You must ensure that these 2 products are in your RV trip trailer as they could be of great support when required. Another element when planning for emergency needs to be having an insurance policy coverYou ought to have a listing of all the needs that you will require when taking a trip. Make certain that they are all in your trailer prior to separation as this will stop utilising additional money to acquire something that you can have effortlessly obtained before you took a trip. Because the trailer has adequate storage space facilities it required to take advantage of the space by holding adequate stuff that you will be making use ofIn situation you wish to opt for the journey with your children it is essential to make certain that they will certainly not obtain tired. You could effortlessly protect against the monotony of your kids by holding their beloved toys and various other items that they can play with. You could additionally take them to an outdoor camping website where there are some kids that they could make pal with. This will guarantee that you children will certainly have quality time and will certainly constantly be looking onward for the following travelLastly, when taking a trip with RV travel trailer it is very important to ask beneficial information from professional travels. When you utilise these travel ideas you could be ensured of having a great taking a trip time.
RV travel trailer will certainly offer you an opportunity to spend high quality time with your relative. Especially when the travel costs are conveniently budget friendly this will offer your relative an opportunity to have a good time and enjoyment and everybody will be acceptable to you for providing them such an incredible chance. These automobiles will certainly give you a good chance also to conserve your trip costs which is essential especially as a result of the present economic climate. Below are some ideas that will certainly help you when traveling with RV travel trailer .
RV travel trailer will certainly supply you an opportunity to invest quality time with your family members. Specifically when the travel costs are conveniently inexpensive this will certainly provide your family members a chance to have a good time and satisfaction and every person will certainly be acceptable to you for offering them such an outstanding chance. These autos will certainly provide you a good chance also to minimize your trip costs which is extremely important particularly because of the existing economic climate. Right here are some ideas that will certainly help you when traveling with RV travel trailer
One more important suggestion is finding out the quotations of different Recreational Vehicle trip trailers on aspects such as the expense of renting the required size, the variety of days in addition to miles that the estimated price will cover to name a few expenses to be sustained. Ask yourself: how much will it cost pulling the auto utilising the tow dolly. If you will manage these questions successfully, you could be sure of appreciating your Recreational Vehicle Travel Trailer holiday. You may consider utilising gas which certainly is fuel reliable. However, this could need sustaining an added expense of installing it on the car.
Another essential idea is discovering the quotations of various RV travel trailers on aspects such as the cost of leasing the required size, the lot of days and also miles that the priced estimate price will certainly cover among other costs to be sustained. Ask yourself: just how much will it set you back pulling the car utilising the tow dolly. If you will handle these concerns effectively, you could be sure of enjoying your Recreational Vehicle Trip Trailer trip. u00c2 You might consider utilising gas which obviously is gas efficient. Nevertheless, this may require incurring an added price of installing it on the auto.
Technology developments have made Recreational Vehicle trip more secure and more hassle-free compared to before. With social networking to help stay in touch, GPS for safe navigation, and practical phone applications just a click away, tourists will feel right in the home on the road.
Lots of people like traveling as part of their hobby or as a means of investing their spare time. Taking a trip assists in relaxing one’s thoughts and uncovering more regarding the attributes. Recreational Vehicle trip trailer provides you a chance to travel everywhere. This is because of availability of the trailers in different cost thus you could quickly opt to travel with one which you could easily manage.
A lot of beginning rvs often wonder if Recreational Vehicle trip software application pays for itself. Thankfully, there are some truly terrific plans available on the internet. Whatever inquiries you might have can be responded to really rapidly.
When you wish to travel it is very important to think about the complying with aspects: that will you take a trip with? To what limit should the taking a trip expenses not surpass? Exactly how long will the traveling take? What will you do in instance of an emergency situation?
It is constantly essential to intend and budget the taking a trip expenses. Planning will include needing to understand exactly what your desired destination is and having the correct instructions for the wanted place. This will stay clear of losing time especially when you utilize the lengthy path. Having a chart that reveals the instructions to the desired area will be really useful. You can additionally explore on the least courses to the location and think about exactly how secure they areWhen preparing for emergency situation it will certainly be important to have a first aid set with all the necessary devices and a fire extinguisher. You should make certain that these 2 items are in your Recreational Vehicle travel trailer as they can be of great help when required. An additional facet when planning for emergency situation needs to be having an insurance policy coverYou must have a checklist of all the needs that you will certainly need when traveling. Guarantee that they are all in your trailer before departure as this will avoid making use of additional money to acquire something that you can have quickly gotten before you took a trip. Given that the trailer has sufficient storage space facilities it essential to make use of the area by holding ample stuff that you should be utilizingIn case you intend to choose the trip with your kids it is very important to guarantee that they will not obtain tired. You could quickly protect against the dullness of your children by carrying their favored toys and other products that they could enjoy with. You could likewise take them to a camping site where there are some kids that they could make pal with. This will guarantee that you youngsters will have top quality time and will constantly be looking onward for the following tripFinally, when taking a trip with RV trip trailer it is necessary to ask beneficial info from knowledgeable moves. When you make use of these travel suggestions you could be ensured of having an excellent taking a trip time.
When you intend to travel it is essential to think about the complying with aspects: that will you travel with? To what limitation should the taking a trip expenditures not exceed? How long will the traveling take? What will you do in case of an emergency situation?
It is always important to prepare and spending plan the taking a trip costs. Planning will certainly entail needing to understand just what your preferred destination is and having the correct instructions for the desired place. This will certainly prevent losing time particularly when you utilise the long path. Having a chart that shows the instructions to the desired place will certainly be very beneficial. You can likewise investigate on the quickest paths to the place and consider how protected they are.
When preparing for emergency situation it will be necessary to have an emergency treatment kit with all the required devices and a fire extinguisher. You must guarantee that these two products are in your Recreational Vehicle trip trailer as they could be of good aid when needed. An additional facet when preparing for emergency must be having an insurance policy cover.
You must have a list of all the demands that you will certainly need when taking a trip. Guarantee that they are done in your trailer before separation as this will certainly protect against utilising extra money to buy something that you might have conveniently obtained before you traveled. Because the trailer has appropriate storage facilities it necessary to take advantage of the area by holding adequate stuff that you will be utilising.
In case you intend to opt for the trip with your kids it is important to guarantee that they will certainly not obtain tired. You could conveniently avoid the boredom of your children by holding their beloved toys and other items that they could have fun with. You can additionally take them to an outdoor camping website where there are some children that they could make good friend with. This will certainly make sure that you youngsters will certainly have quality time and will always be looking forward for the following trip.
Finally, when taking a trip with Recreational Vehicle trip trailer it is important to enquire valuable details from experienced moves. When you use these travel ideas you could be guaranteed of having a good traveling time.
Everything that occurs during your Recreational Vehicle journeys is the outcome of just what you have done prior to pulling out of your driveway. If you have done a great task of readying, you can expect to have a great travel encounter.