Texas, on the balance, is pretty damn flat. Save for the Big Bend Region, there really aren’t much in the way of mountains like the ones I grew up with in Arizona. That said, Austin is effectively the start of the Hill Country here in Texas where it starts looking like this:
And possibly the most visited area of the hill country is Enchanted Rock, where we went for a hike yesterday:
And a panorama from the top:
While note quite the majestic hillwalks that my friend Chris often gets chances to do, the point of training, for most of us anyway, is not to achieve some sort of sporting end: it is to make life richer through unique experiences with family and friends. Muscle and strength WILL decline; if you’ve not used it for something other than an end in itself, what was the point?