Category: Central Texas

Lake Georgetown – Jim Hogg Park Trailhead 8/6/22

Saturday, August 6, 2022 Lake Georgetown – Jim Hogg Park Trailhead warm, mostly cloudy, a little humid Ian, Biff, and Finn 5.0 miles With this hike, I have officially “section hiked” the full 26 mile loop around Lake Georgetown. Only took me like 5… Continue Reading “Lake Georgetown – Jim Hogg Park Trailhead 8/6/22”

Lake Georgetown – Tejas Camp to Russell Park 7/4/22

Monday, July 4, 2022 Lake Georgetown – Tejas Camp to Russell Park HOT, partly cloudy, low 90s Ian solo 11.7 miles I completed the only section of the Lake Georgetown trail that I have yet to hike on this July 4th. I started off… Continue Reading “Lake Georgetown – Tejas Camp to Russell Park 7/4/22”

Colorado Bend Overnight 4/9-4/10/22

Saturday, April 9th – Sunday, April 10th, 2022 Colorado Bend State Park – River Trail and River Backpacking Area Windy, sunny, high 80s in the day, low 60s overnight Ian, Court, Biff, Finn About 9 miles The weather finally cooperated for our April Colorado… Continue Reading “Colorado Bend Overnight 4/9-4/10/22”

Lake Bastrop LCRA Park – Swift Trail, Gideon, and Loblolly Loops 3/5/22

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 5.21 miles Another new trail! To be honest, this wasn’t the best hike, but it was good… Continue Reading “Lake Bastrop LCRA Park – Swift Trail, Gideon, and Loblolly Loops 3/5/22”

Spring Lake Preserve – San Marcos, TX 1/17/22

Monday, January 17, 2022 Hike: Spring Lake Preserve – San Marcos, TX Weather: cool, sunny, upper 50s Hikers: Ian, Biff, Finn Length: 4 miles New trail! Even though I went to school here, I never knew this preserve existed. Spring Lake Preserve is about… Continue Reading “Spring Lake Preserve – San Marcos, TX 1/17/22”

Commons Ford Ranch 12/5/21

Sunday, December 5, 2021 Commons Ford Ranch – Waterfall Trail Overcast, warm, pleasant Ian, Court, Biff, Finn 2.7 miles One of Court’s favorite hikes in Austin is Commons Ford Ranch. There are a wide variety of eco-systems, varying terrain, and in the fall, lots… Continue Reading “Commons Ford Ranch 12/5/21”

Balcones Canyonlands NWR – Doeskin Ranch – 9/6/21

Monday, September 6, 2021 Balcones Canyonlands NWR – Doeskin Ranch Partly cloudy, warming up quickly Ian solo 4.5 miles We didn’t have specific plans for Labor Day this year, but I wanted to make sure I got out and got a hike in. Finn… Continue Reading “Balcones Canyonlands NWR – Doeskin Ranch – 9/6/21”

Pedernales Falls State Park – Wolf Mountain 8/14/21

Saturday, August 14, 2021 Pedernales Falls State Park – Wolf Mountain Trail Warm, partly cloudy, 80s Ian and Biff 5.52 miles Biff and I took a hike out to Wolf Mountain while Court stayed home with Finnigan, who sustained a toenail injury and can’t… Continue Reading “Pedernales Falls State Park – Wolf Mountain 8/14/21”

McKinney Roughs – 4/12/21

Monday, April 12, 2021 McKinney Roughs Warm, mostly cloudy, low 80s Ian, Court, Biff, Finn 4.7 miles McKinney Roughs is one of the last relatively unknown hiking gems in the Austin area. It is part of the LCRA system and there is a $5… Continue Reading “McKinney Roughs – 4/12/21”

Steiner Ranch Nature Trail System – Bright Sky Overlook 3/6/21

Saturday, March 6, 2021 Steiner Ranch Nature Trail System – Bright Sky Overlook Sunny, nice, mid 60s Ian, Biff, and Finn 5 miles I have blogged plenty of Steiner Ranch trails before, but I found one I hadn’t fully traversed and it ended up… Continue Reading “Steiner Ranch Nature Trail System – Bright Sky Overlook 3/6/21”