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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My Stories, All True:

J. David Bamberger on Life as an Entrepreneur and Conservationist

J. David Bamberger, now in his 90s, got rich by selling vacuum cleaners and fried chicken, but his life’s work was restoring a worn-out piece of land in the Texas Hill Country. In her book, “My Stories, All True: J.David Bamberger on Life as an Entrepreneur and Conservationist,” Pam LeBlanc shares the story of their friendship, along with a selection of Bamberger’s favorite tales, most of which are true.

Buy it here via PayPal, or pay by check or Venmo (@Pam-LeBlanc-5). Books are $28, plus $3 shipping. The book is also available at BookPeople, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. For more information email Pam at pamleblancadventures@gmail.com.

Blog Updates

A camping shakeout at McKinney Falls State Park

​My backpacking crew is headed east this summer, to hike a section of the Appalachian Trail. I can’t make that trip, since I’m recovering from knee surgery, but I joined the gang for a quick shakeout at McKinney Falls State Park this week. The 641-acre park, located...
Free Barton Springs shuttle starts May 27

Free Barton Springs shuttle starts May 27

A leap into Barton Springs Pool can help keep you cool this summer – but first you’ve got to get there. I prefer traveling by bicycle, but that’s not always possible. If you do park at the pool, you’ll have to pay a $7 fee on weekends and holidays, payable at stations...

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ACL surgery finished, rehab under way

ACL surgery finished, rehab under way

I’m not good at sitting still. My friends know that, my husband figured it out when one Saturday morning early in our marriage when he suggested I skip swim practice and run errands with him (“Let’s not try that again, we’ll all be happier,” he later reported), and my...

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Turn out your lights during spring bird migration

Turn out your lights during spring bird migration

The spring migration is peaking in Texas, and that means it's time to turn off lights at night to protect passing birds. Up to a billion birds die after hitting glass windows each year in the United States, according to the American Bird Conservancy. Some of the...

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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