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.

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These 10 Texas Nature Conservancy Preserves Offer Public Access—and Plenty of Awe-Inspiring Sights

April 2018

Blog Updates

Dutch island of Bonaire serves up spectacular diving, plus a whole lot more

I made six dives during this week’s trip to Bonaire, spotting everything from a 6-foot nurse shark that darted out from a hidey hole in the coral to a trio of big, torpedo-shaped tarpon that used the beam of my light to hunt during a night dive. But the best find of...

Registration opened for Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run

Registration is open for the 17th annual Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run, and if you're one of the first 100 to register, you'll get $10 off your entry fee. The best part about this 5K race? A margarita and tiny tacos at the finish line party. Plus, you don't have to...

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Ever stick your tongue on a frozen metal pole? I have …

  It’s cold outside (sort of), and time to tell that story I never tell because, well, it’s kind of embarrassing. I’ll tell it anyway, just this once. Remember that playground scene in “Christmas Story,” the 1983 film about Ralphie and his need for a Red Ryder BB gun,...

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What do you do when a deer darts into your truck’s path?

Everyone in Texas knows you’re supposed to look for deer when you’re driving on country roads, especially at dawn or dusk. What no one ever explains, though, is what you’re supposed do if you see one, it spooks, and then heads directly into the path of your oncoming...

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Registration opened for Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run

Registration is open for the 17th annual Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run, and if you're one of the first 100 to register, you'll get $10 off your entry fee. The best part about this 5K race? A margarita and tiny tacos at the finish line party. Plus, you don't have to...

read more

Ever stick your tongue on a frozen metal pole? I have …

  It’s cold outside (sort of), and time to tell that story I never tell because, well, it’s kind of embarrassing. I’ll tell it anyway, just this once. Remember that playground scene in “Christmas Story,” the 1983 film about Ralphie and his need for a Red Ryder BB gun,...

read more

What do you do when a deer darts into your truck’s path?

Everyone in Texas knows you’re supposed to look for deer when you’re driving on country roads, especially at dawn or dusk. What no one ever explains, though, is what you’re supposed do if you see one, it spooks, and then heads directly into the path of your oncoming...

read more

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