A few weeks ago Lauren Miheli, Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary Manager, was making her rounds of the sanctuary when she came across a young man shooting a video. As this was not an every day happening at the Sanctuary she approached the fellow to find out what he was up to. Turns out that the gentleman was a YouTuber who is passionate about nature and wants to make it easier for people to be able to find places to hike in, and around Houston.
Jeff Melnick, creator of “Like You Were There”, has a vision for a local guide to the most interesting attractions, events, businesses, and people in the Houston area. He is seeking out lesser-known outdoor recreation locations and creating video trail guides that will give people an idea of what to expect and prepare for, and most importantly, where to find places to enjoy nature!
When Lauren met Jeff on the trail she was inspired by his enthusiasm and can-do attitude when it came to creating something that Houstonians could really benefit from, and taking it on himself to get it done.
Take a look at the awesome video Jeff made at Houston Audubon’s Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, as well as other videos he has posted to his “Like You Were There” channel and consider subscribing to stay updated on his latest outings.