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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April 2018

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Get a good look at yourself Gstaad Mirage, a house built of mirrors

For a constantly changing view of the Swiss Alps, head to Gstaad Mirage, an art installation by American artist Doug Aitkin. The Mirage, a one-story house with every surface but the floor clad in mirrors, reflects its surroundings, whether they’re glistening in snow,...

Scouting the route of the Texas Winter 100K paddling race

The last time I spent much time in a canoe, I spent way too much time in a canoe. That was Texas Water Safari last June, when I paddled nearly non-stop for 53 hours in a three-person boat headed 260 miles from San Marcos to Seadrift. When that adventure wrapped, my...

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Take Three for the Sea the next time you’re at the beach

Check out this photo: Two things I hate, and which I found in abundance during a morning stroll on the beach at Galveston Island this week. Whoever dropped the straw didn’t even use it. It was still tucked inside its paper wrapper when I found it in the sand. And that...

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Taking the New Year’s plunge at Barton Springs Pool

​I leapt into 2020 at Barton Springs Pool today, along with several hundred others who realized that a Polar Plunge into Barton Springs Pool barely merits a cup of hot chocolate. The water temperature at the spring-fed pool in downtown Austin hovers around 70 degrees...

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Scouting the route of the Texas Winter 100K paddling race

The last time I spent much time in a canoe, I spent way too much time in a canoe. That was Texas Water Safari last June, when I paddled nearly non-stop for 53 hours in a three-person boat headed 260 miles from San Marcos to Seadrift. When that adventure wrapped, my...

read more

Take Three for the Sea the next time you’re at the beach

Check out this photo: Two things I hate, and which I found in abundance during a morning stroll on the beach at Galveston Island this week. Whoever dropped the straw didn’t even use it. It was still tucked inside its paper wrapper when I found it in the sand. And that...

read more

Taking the New Year’s plunge at Barton Springs Pool

​I leapt into 2020 at Barton Springs Pool today, along with several hundred others who realized that a Polar Plunge into Barton Springs Pool barely merits a cup of hot chocolate. The water temperature at the spring-fed pool in downtown Austin hovers around 70 degrees...

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Behold my 2020 New Year resolutions

Sayonara, 2019. You’re a worn-out pair of jeans with some serious holes in the seat and knees, and it’s time to set you on fire. Oh, the patches held for a while. Strange new opportunities rained from the skies in 2019, but my gut still hurts from a couple of nasty...

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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