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Monika Derrien & Anica Wong December 28, 2011 TWEET COMMENTS 0

Home of Lance ... and Great Trails

Austin, Texas

Go if you like accessing challenging in-town trails and, within a short drive, expansive wilderness adventures. ...

Photo by Merrick Ales

GO IF YOU LIKE ACCESSING challenging in-town trails and, within a short drive, expansive wilderness adventures. Austin, located in the south-central part of the Lone Star state, has a population of 718,000 and boasts almost 17,000 acres of parks. The surrounding Hill Country is dotted with scraggly mesquite trees and covered with a maze of singletrack. Austin is known for its live music, athletes (like seven-time Tour de France champion, Lance Armstrong) and Western culture, and is nicknamed "Silicon Hills" due to economic prosperity attributed to the recent technology boom.



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