November 30th, 2014
Hike: Barton Creek Upper, Austin, TX
Weather: mid 70s, mostly cloudy, pleasant
Hikers: Ian, Court, Josh, Pete, Zoe
Length: 6.49 miles
Court and I met up with our buddy Josh at his house for the hike today. He can access Barton Creek from his backyard, which is awesome. He also lives a little further north of the trail head that we have used on this hike before, so we got to see some of the trail that we have never seen. His two dogs, Pete and Zoe, joined us also. The weather was great and we started off around 8:30am.
There were some great views of the surrounding hills at the beginning as we descended to the creek. The cloud cover made for very nice hiking today and we didn’t work up a real sweat until the end.
The water was flowing well in the creek and the waterfalls were beautiful. I took a video of the first falls we came to, which I had not seen before. I must have put my finger over the mic for the second half of the video because the sound goes out, but you get the idea.
We didn’t have a real plan as to how far we were going to go, but didn’t want to push it too hard because we haven’t hiked in a while and Josh is mending a hurt knee. We turned around about three miles in and I think that ended up being perfect.
The fall colors in Austin are really starting to show as well.
Sculpture Falls was beautiful as usual. The other pics below are from the part of the trail that neither Court nor I had been on.
The Barton Creek Greenbelt is always a good hike and I’m glad we got to go with Josh and see some new parts of the trail. I look forward to doing more hiking with Josh in the future as he really enjoys it as well.