Sunday, March 31, 2019
Pedernales Falls SP – Jones Spring
Chilly, overcast, 40s-60s
Ian, Court, Biff, Finn
We got out to Pedernales Falls and did some of the trails in the southern part of the park that are much less traveled than the trails up by the Falls. The winter weather (Texas winter, not actual winter) refuses to release us from its grip so we started the morning in our puffy jackets for the first hour or so before we worked up enough heat to shed the layers later in the hike.
We combined parts of the Madrone, Juniper Ridge, East Boundary, and Wolf Mountain trails to make a loop on the southeast corner of the park before coming back down the Windmill Road to get back to the car.
About halfway through we got to Jones Spring and the remains of an old homestead. This was a great place to stop for lunch.
After the spring we took the Wolf Mountain trail for a bit as it wound around through the woods and eventually took the Windmill Road for a straight shot back to the car.
Strangely, there were very few wildflowers in the park, even though we are in the midst of the season right now. There was a large field of bluebonnets at the entrance to the park and some very nice people took some pics of us and the pups.