I barely had time to chill out in a hammock between the standup paddleboarding, swimming, trail running, wall climbing and star gazing this weekend at the Fit City Campout at Pedernales River Nature Park in Johnson City.
Roughly 100 people turned out for our campout, a partnership between Fit City, REI and the Lower Colorado River Authority.
And boy, that park! It’s normally reserved for day use, but LCRA allowed us to pitch our tents alongside the river, where we watched fish jump, deer graze and birds roost as the stars popped out.
The best part? Meeting lots of folks who love the outdoors as much as I do. We wrapped up the day with a Dutch oven cooking demonstration (green chile tamale pic and pineapple upside down cake), a night trail run, live music from the J. Abram Band, a barbecue dinner, s’mores and star gazing.
Thanks to all the sponsors, including Austin-based Packit Gourmet, which served up the best grits, corn souffle and oatmeal breakfast; Subaru, which showed us the ultimate in car camping; Nuun, which kept us hydrated; and Kammok, which set up a village of hammocks.