Saturday, March 5, 2022
Lake Bastrop LCRA Park – Swift Trail, Gideon, and Loblolly Loops
Overcast, windy, but pleasant – low 70s
Ian, Court, Biff, and Finn
Another new trail!
To be honest, this wasn’t the best hike, but it was good to get out into the world regardless. The dogs enjoyed it.
Lake Bastrop is an LCRA park. The Lower Colorado River Authority administers 18 parks around Central Texas. It is just north of Bastrop State Park, which was devastated by wildfires a decade ago. The pines are coming back and it’s been interesting to see the recovery of the area.
That said, the trails are fairly flat and the whole area is covered in shredded wood, which I’m guessing is the remnants of the trees that died in the fires. It makes for kind of a bizarre, sparse landscape.