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Join Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine’s Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

AUSTIN Summer flies by, but there’s still time to jump in the car for an unforgettable road trip, near you or across the state.

Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine’s Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt (GOSH) returns for a third year of carefree fun across Texas. Travel to various locations on the magazine’s list, take a selfie and post it with the hashtag #GOSH2022. Discover history, wildlife, parks, waterways and quirky attractions, plus classic restaurants to visit and an iconic Texas soundtrack on Spotify and Apple Music as a “bonus” to enjoy along the way. road.

The 2022 GOSH Challenge ends at midnight on Labor Day, September 5.

Choose from seven regions: Dallas, Central Texas, Houston, East Texas, Panhandle, South Texas, and West Texas. Sign up on the Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine website or contest page, then find the spot, snap a smiling selfie, and tag it on Twitter or Instagram with #GOSH2022. Entrants can also post and tag it on the magazine’s Facebook page. Complete one or all GOSH activities.

“We’re so ready to hit the road for fun,” Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine editor Russell Roe said in a press release. “GOSH inspires these day trips that create lasting memories. Pack the cooler and your bathing suits and hit the road for a summer of fun. Share selfies everywhere you go, and you’ll have bragging rights. to be great Texas adventurers.

In West Texas, Balmorhea is back after repairs, so it’s time to swim with the fish in the state park’s incredible spring-fed pool. Admire desert plants at the Barton Warnock Visitor Center at the east entrance to Big Bend Ranch State Park, or find “Texas’ Best Little Blind Bird” at Davis Mountains State Park. Rotate the camera to place yourself among your musical heroes at the Printco Building mural in Alpine. Visit GOSH 2022 West Texas for more information.

Find out how to participate, the rules, where to upload your selfies and more information on the challenge locations at the regional or national level at TPWD GOSH 2022.

Complete all activities in a region and you’ll get a beautiful downloadable certificate commemorating your achievement, as well as a shoutout in a future issue of Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine, in which we’ll salute our GOSH participants. Statewide graduates earn a chance at other prizes.

Regional graphics highlighting GOSH challenge locations across Texas can be found on the TPWD Flickr page.

Cory E. Barnes

The author Cory E. Barnes