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Author Allan Kimball covers every corner of the state and uncovers some gems, from trails through the natural beauty of Big Bend and numerous state parks to the man-made copy of Stonehenge in Hunt, near the town of Ingram. 


  • If you end up in an unfamiliar corner of Texas, whip out the book and you’ll find a pleasant walk nearby. The length and degree of difficulty, or ease, are clearly marked for all routes that Kimball himself has traversed with his wife Madonna or hiking buddy, George Colvin. All three provided photos. Designed to fit in a glove compartment, purse or a back pocket, Texas 107 Best Walks is the perfect Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthday or anytime gift for that person who loves to explore at their own speed, or who should. REVIEW “The Great Texas Line publishes useful and entertaining small books, 4½ inches by 5½ inches, reasonably priced at $5.95. Compiled by Allan C. Kimball, “Texas 107 Best Walks” is organized by region for easy reference. “Among my criteria for inclusion,” the author writes, “were that a walk had to be interesting in some way, and that it not be too long or too difficult.” “Several zoos are included — Lufkin, Houston, Waco, Dallas, Fort Worth, Amarillo, Brownsville, San Antonio and Abilene — and a good many state parks, nature trails, seashore attractions, even some commercial treks such as Houston’s Galleria and Fredericksburg’s downtown shops. “Each walk includes a brief description including length, degree of difficulty (most are rated easy or moderate), location, best time to visit, what to look for, and how to obtain more information. “I’m keeping this one in the car to encourage me to explore some of the places Kimball describes.” – Glenn Dromgoole, San Angelo Standard-Times
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