Writer. Photographer. Adventurer.

Pam LeBlanc writes about adventure, fitness and travel. A longtime newspaper journalist who now writes for a variety of regional and national publications, she loves anything that makes her muddy, results in mosquito bites or poison ivy, rips her pant legs and brings her closer to nature.

Blog Updates

What to do while stuck at home? Taste test whiskey, of course

Since the pandemic, I’ve been holed up in my house, writing most days and sneaking out to swim in the lake, and, well, sampling a lot of booze. I’m not just tossing the strong drink back to numb the pain of the pandemic, though. I’m trying to educating myself about...
Big Bend National Park closed again

Big Bend National Park closed again

Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River closed to the public this morning, after someone in the park’s residential community tested positive for COVID-19 Only park employees, residents and other authorized personnel will be allowed into the park....

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Barton Springs and Deep Eddy close today until further notice

Barton Springs and Deep Eddy close today until further notice

If you were planning on a dip in Barton Springs Pool this July 4 weekend, you’ll have to make alternate plans. With COVID-19 cases on the rise, the City of Austin has closed Barton Springs Pool and Deep Eddy Pool, effective today. The pools will remain closed until...

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Big Bend National Park closed again

Big Bend National Park closed again

Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River closed to the public this morning, after someone in the park’s residential community tested positive for COVID-19 Only park employees, residents and other authorized personnel will be allowed into the park....

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Barton Springs and Deep Eddy close today until further notice

Barton Springs and Deep Eddy close today until further notice

If you were planning on a dip in Barton Springs Pool this July 4 weekend, you’ll have to make alternate plans. With COVID-19 cases on the rise, the City of Austin has closed Barton Springs Pool and Deep Eddy Pool, effective today. The pools will remain closed until...

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Looking for a sweet creek to explore? Wade up Bull Creek

Looking for a sweet creek to explore? Wade up Bull Creek

Most parks around Austin have reopened, but actually getting in one lately can feel like trying to get a reservation at the most popular restaurant in town. Day-use slots fill up quickly at state parks. Barton Springs requires a reservation (unless you go between 6-8...

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Testimonials

Pam LeBlanc is a remarkable and fearless adventurer. She is not afraid to ‘ride the tiger’. Her writings capture the spirit and essence of her varied exploits...and she demonstrates a deep sense of stewardship for Mother Earth."

- Dan Sholly, former chief ranger of Yellowstone National Park

To read any of Pam’s reports from the field is to be whisked alongside a down-to-earth yet formidable woman with a great adventurous spirit, for the ride of your life. Her storytelling and photographs will have you yearning for the great outdoors, a new journey into yourself…or perhaps a naked run with hundreds of your closest friends!"

Tanya Streeter- Tanya Streeter, record-setting free diver and environmentalist

Pam’s perspective of seeing the world brings out the light in people, places and situations. Not only is she creative, and original, with her lighthearted humor, she always finds a ways to put a smile on your face. I always look forward to seeing her work!"

- Leo Manzano, Olympic silver medalist in the 1500 meter run

I’ve never known someone so willing to jump — sometimes literally — into her work as Pam LeBlanc. She is a writer whose prose can take you places you’ve always wanted to go — or the places you wish you could go, but probably never will."

Debbie Hiott- Debbie Hiott, former executive editor of the Austin American-Statesman and now general manager of KUT and KUTX

Pam LeBlanc is an energetic and inspirational speaker who draws you in with her stories of life and adventure. She is a funny, fearless woman who truly enjoys storytelling. We can’t say enough about Pam LeBlanc."

- Jerreta Hartfield, American Heart Association, Austin