Category: Central Texas

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”

Comanche Bluff Trail – Granger LAke, TX

Sunday, January 31, 2021 Comanche Bluff Trail, Granger Lake, TX Chilly, WINDY, mid 40s Ian, Court, Biff, Finn 4.7 miles It’s been a while since I’ve blogged so let’s get 2021 kicked off. Surely it has to be better than 2020. We’ve been hiking,… Continue Reading “Comanche Bluff Trail – Granger LAke, TX”

Hill Country State Natural Area 5/23/20

Saturday, May 23, 2020 Hike: Hill Country State Natural Area near Bandera, TX – Wilderness and Spring Branch Trails Weather: Partly cloudy, breezy, HOT, mid 90s Hikers: Ian, Court, Biff, Finn Length: 4 miles First hike of the Covid Era! We finally broke out… Continue Reading “Hill Country State Natural Area 5/23/20”

Inks Lake Overnight – 11/30/19 – 12/1/19

November 30 – December 1, 2019 Annual Thanksgiving Trip Ian, Court, Biff, Finn We took our annual Thanksgiving trip out to Inks Lake for an overnight. We had originally planned on doing two nights, but the weather the first night was not looking fun… Continue Reading “Inks Lake Overnight – 11/30/19 – 12/1/19”

Riverplace Nature Trail 10/19/19

Saturday, October 19, 2019 Hike: Riverplace Nature Trail Weather: HUMID Hikers: Ian solo with full pack Length: 6.5 miles Hey it’s been forever since I last blogged, but I’m not dead! Here in Austin we had a really hot August and then the hottest… Continue Reading “Riverplace Nature Trail 10/19/19”