Pam LeBlanc, Austin 360

Pam LeBlanc

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Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Pam:

Off the road: Try the Purgatory Creek Natural Area in San Marcos on bike or foot

I’ve been hammering out miles on my road bike for the past few months, riding loops around Northwest Hills, along Shoal Creek, and over that cool → Read More

8.7 miles: Austin running club honors RBG

Tiny wooden gavels in hand, elaborate hand-sewn collars around their necks and black gowns billowing, a group of runners wound through downtown and up to → Read More

Coronavirus in Austin: Maudie’s Moonlight run goes virtual; trail still one way

Not everyone agrees with the temporary one-way status of of the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, but the route will remain clock-wise through at least the end → Read More

Central Texas fly-fishing is reel fun for everyone

I’m knee-deep in Brushy Creek, cold water swirling around my legs and a fly rod in hand.Fisherman Aaron Reed points at a couple of shadows, each about the size of a slice of slightly squashed Wonder Bread, hovering along the far side of a boulder in the center of the stream.I raise my arm and attempt a rolling cast. The line unspools, falls a little short, and flops on the water’s surface. I… → Read More

Trail Foundation: Hike and bike trail is now one way, but stay home if you can

The Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail around Lady Bird Lake officially reopened this week, but with a new twist: It’s temporarily one way.And although → Read More

Why an Austin woman and her husband decided to traverse Australia by foot and bike

Katie Visco wore out 4 1/2 pairs of shoes and Henley Phillips flatted five bicycle tires — four in one fell swoop — during their human-powered traverse across Australia.The Austin couple slogged over washboard roads, endured biting flies and searing pain, and cried in frustration at times as she ran and he pedaled 2,210 miles from Darwin to Adelaide. They also saw, up close, the effects of… → Read More

10+ tips for running in cold weather

Now that it’s time to break out our coats — well, some days — it’s also a good time to discuss running in cold weather. → Read More

He wants to ride his bicycle: Cyclist is on a quest to pedal every road in

Aaron Chamberlain is zigzagging through the Rosedale neighborhood, pedaling up one street and down the next like he’s looking for a lost puppy.But → Read More

Now you can run with the goats at Jester King

Eighty-four hooves and two tennis shoe-clad feet beat out a rhythm on a dirt road that winds through the grounds surrounding Jester King Brewery.Luna rounds the bend first, the blue-eyed and snow-white queen of the herd. Corndog, Lavaca, Teddy, Stella, Banjo, Banshee and the others clatter into view next, swallowing up Sean Peppy Meyer, who is hoisting a 20-pound steel mace over his head, like a… → Read More

What's it like to go hot air ballooning over Albuquerque?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - In the world of hot air ballooning, Kris Braden landed the nickname the Astronaut, because he likes to fly high.I’m more of a → Read More

In New Orleans, brighten up in the Bywater neighborhood

The French Quarter gets all the attention, but during a recent trip to New Orleans, I bypassed it for the Bywater neighborhood.I had two missions in mind: → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Trail Foundation could take over Hike & Bike Trail parkland operations

The Trail Foundation, which has spearheaded efforts to improve the Butler Hike and Bike Trail, could take over management of 200 acres of city parkland → Read More

Meet the cute father-daughter duo visiting every Austin pool

Passports in hand, Benjamin and Portia Serrato are touring Austin’s public swimming pools.It’s not their first whirlwind tour of the → Read More

Balmorhea State Park — not just the pool — to close until at least spring

If you want to dip a toe into the clear waters of the spring-fed pool at Balmorhea State Park this summer, you’ll have to hustle.The pool, which looks a bit like Barton Springs plopped in the West Texas desert, just reopened in March after a 10-month closure to repair an eroding support wall in the deep end. Now the entire park — pool included — will close Sept. 3 to upgrade its failing septic… → Read More

See if you can win Barton Springs B-I-N-G-O

Have you had an accidental exposure while changing on the Barton Springs deck, or spotted an eel in the pool’s blue-green depths?Ever executed a → Read More

Ready for a paddleboard challenge? Get off the flat water

I’ve stand-up paddleboarded around Lady Bird Lake, navigating my way among the flotilla of other paddleboards, canoes, kayaks and dogs chasing balls.No offense to those who love a mellow afternoon on flat water, but sometimes I need more action. That’s why I headed to San Marcos recently to try paddleboarding on moving water with certified instructor Karla Held.“It’s a no-brainer,” Held said… → Read More

Get away from it all at Devils River State Natural Area

Not long ago, a couple showed up at Devils River State Natural Area, a remote park in Southwest Texas best known for the ribbon of turquoise-colored water → Read More

'The pros mix with the Joes': Why Central Texas cyclists like gravel grinding

Back in April, a crowd of eager bicyclists tapped their toes as patiently as they could while waiting for a line of rain-spewing, charcoal-colored clouds → Read More

Hoof it! Inside the wild world of pack burro racing

Let the record show that Little Jonah did not finish dead-ass last in the Gold Rush Challenge.The mighty (and shaggy) little beast that I rented for a 7.5- → Read More

To the rim! Austin woman plans 100-mile Grand Canyon trail run

Maybe you’ve hiked from one rim of the Grand Canyon to the other, passing Phantom Ranch and crossing the river at the bottom.Congratulations, → Read More