The Outsiders: Chris Holtkamp
Given my choice, I'd be at Big Bend National Park. Backpacking the High Chisos Mountains rim trail, climbing the second highest peak in Texas, mountain biking the desert or rafting the canyons, I've done it all. My favorite trip was coaching a Team in Training group that hiked the rim trail and floated Santa Elena Canyon. What an experience introducing folks to my favorite place.
I Crossfit, stand-up paddleboard (my kids' favorite), cycle, camp and take advantage of living in an outdoor Mecca like Austin. There's year-round opportunity to be outside, and I want to get people out there with me!
We're looking for Central Texans who love the outdoors. Tell us - in 100 words or fewer - what your favorite outdoor place is and what you do there. If you have a photograph, include that as well. Send your name, age and contact information to Kathy Blackwell, Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave., Austin TX 78704 or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.