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Trekking to Tejas

3:00p to 4:00p
Sat, October 12, 2019
Jared Shamburger

A 600+ mile road trip in 1690… sounds like fun!

Wealth, opportunity, and adventure await you on the El Camino Real de los Tejas...

- Many of us treasure the Commemorative Mission the CCC built here, but how many of us know the story of the building that inspired it?

- Stop in to learn why the Spanish travelled all the way to deep east Texas to start their missionary efforts in what would become our state! Many unlikely and unbelievable things set into motion their long and grueling journey up to and into the Pineywoods.

- Park Superintendent Gary Coker will be leading the Ranger Talk at the Mission and a short Guided Hike to El Camino Real. The walk is well worth a trip back in time to a land of exploration, conflict, and perseverance.

Participants may want to bring water, bug spray, appropriate clothing and footwear for the outdoors, and a time machine if you have one!