Sunday, November 20, 2016
Hike: Juniper Ridge and Madrone Trails – Pedernales Falls State Park – Near Dripping Springs, TX
Weather: Clear, cool, mid 60s
Hikers: Ian, Court, Biff
Length: 5.5 miles
We hit up Pedernales State Park again to get some more of the new southern trails hiked. We started off on an equestrian trail that went by a horse camp until we hit the Juniper Ridge Trail and then followed it to the junction with the Madrone Trail and took that back to the parking lot. It was a nice loop, though somewhat uneventful, but it was a perfect hike to get back into the swing of things around Austin, since we have been hiking out of state lately.
The weather finally turned cooler in Texas and it felt great to be walking through the woods today. Court spotted a doe who was doing her best to stay still and camouflaged while we walked by. She never moved, but we knew she was there. I didn’t have the presence of mind to get a picture though.
There were a couple of creeks that were barely running, but they were still pretty. Biff enjoyed himself off leash the whole time and was very good. There are still plenty of trails left to hike in this park, so we’ll be back plenty I’m sure.