Steiner Ranch Trail System 3/14/15

 

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

 

Hike: Steiner Ranch Trails

Weather: sunny, clear, upper 70s

Hikers: Ian, Court, Biff

Length: 2.69 miles

 

We headed out to the Austin suburb of Steiner Ranch for a hike on the trail system that we have done multiple times before, back when Courtney’s parents had a house out there.  The trail system is not very well marked and it is easy to get lost, as we have before, and as our track below shows.  We had a basic pdf map on my phone, but that wasn’t super accurate either.  Luckily it is not a very large trail system so there is no real danger of getting really really lost.

trail head

trail head

stream at the trail head

stream at the trail head

 

The water was running really well and it was very pretty.  Biff had a blast.  Without other dogs around for him to chase after, he is a very pleasant hiking companion and stays pretty much right by us, even when off leash.

 

bluebird sky

bluebird sky

flowing creek

flowing creek

Biff leading the way

Biff leading the way

Despite not being very long, this hike was somewhat strenuous as we basically were going up and down through the ravine the whole time.  The water was flowing well and was very clear.  We had to turn around a few times and try to figure out the proper directions and the phone GPS came in handy.

Spring has finally officially hit Austin as the weather was perfect, hitting a high of 78 on the hike.  It’s a fun, close hike and one that Biff can do pretty easily as well, so I’m sure we will come back in the future and try and get lost some more.

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looking into the ravine

looking into the ravine

overlook

overlook

I like this shot

I like this shot

Court at one of the many creek crossings

Court at one of the many creek crossings

packing out some trash we found

packing out some trash we found

end of the trail

end of the trail

map elevation profile

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