Backroads of the Texas Hill Country: Your Guide to the Most Scenic Adventures, by Gary Clark with photography by Kathy Adams Clark, will awaken your sense of adventure and spur you to get back on the road. Whether you are a native Texan or a wandering fulltimer, the beautiful imagery in Backroads of the Texas Hill Country will inspire you to explore.
Covering 30 scenic drives through the heart of Texas, with more than 175 photos, maps and detailed driving directions, Backroads of the Texas Hill Country is a must-have for the RVer looking to adventure off the beaten path. Tackling a variety of routes through the lonestar state, the book divides Texas into regions, and then sub-routes. Regions include: Southwest, North-Central, Central, Austin Metro, San Antonio Metro and Northwest, and sub-regions cover the Camp Wood Scenic Route; Burnet to Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake and Marble Falls; Austin Loop; San Antonio Missions; and Mountain Home Loop to Junction. Route 26 – The San Antonio Mission Trail in the San Antonio Metro region – is a particular delight, highlighting the distinctive architecture and historical significance of the missions. Running between the Alamo in downtown San Antonio and Mission Espada on the city’s south side, the well-marked route takes one to different missions, all managed by the National Park Service. The photos documenting these graceful old buildings, particularly of Mission Concepcion and Mission San Jose – where services are still held in the church – are beautiful. Available from Voyageur Press, Backroads of the Texas Hill Country, MSRP $21.95, is carried by bookstores nationwide. For more information, visit Voyageur Press, (800) 458-0454.