Category: Texas

Western Oaks Trail, Dick Nichols Park 9/19/15

  Saturday, September 19, 2015   Hike: Western Oaks Trail, Dick Nichols Park – Austin, TX Weather: warm, mid 80s, humid Hikers: Ian, Court Length: 3.07 miles   We did a short hike in the morning to test out Court’s new pack, the Deuter…

Town Lake Kayak 9/4/15

  Friday, September 4, 2015 Town Lake Kayak – Austin, TX Weather: partly cloudy, warm, humid   I suppose this doesn’t have to be just a hiking blog.  After all, it is entitled (for the moment) “wanderings”.  Court and I woke up early on…

McKinney Roughs 8/29/15

  Saturday, August 29, 2015   Hike: McKinney Roughs Nature Park, Wyldwood, TX Weather: clear, sunny, warm Hikers: Ian, Court, Biff Length: 5.45 miles   I finally got my backpacking backpack (Osprey Exos 58) and today was the first test run.  I loaded it…

North Wilderness Loop – Little Lake Creek Wilderness, Sam Houston National Forest 8/21/15

  Friday, August 21, 2015   Hike: North Wilderness Loop – Little Lake Creek Wilderness, Sam Houston National Forest – near Richards, TX Weather: rainy, humid, mid 70s, overcast Hikers: Ian, Court Length: 6.93 miles   Court and I were in Navasota visiting her…

Violet Crown Trail – Phase One 8/7/15

  Friday, August 7, 2015   Hike: Violet Crown Trail – Phase One (Barton Creek Greenbelt), Austin, TX Weather: high 80s, warm, clear Hikers: Ian Length: 5.14 miles   Ok, so this is really just the regular Greenbelt that I’ve done a dozen times,…

Wild Basin 8/1/15

  Saturday, August 1, 2015   Hike: Wild Basin, Austin, TX Weather: warm, low 80s, clear Hikers: Ian, Court Length: 1.86 miles   We hit the trail early this morning to try and beat the heat, but the heat came on early anyway.  This…

Hamilton Greenbelt – Lakeway 7/10/15

Friday, July 10, 2015 Hike: Hamilton Greenbelt – Lakeway, TX Weather: HOT, mid 90s, sunny Hikers: Ian, Court, Biff Length: 3.57 miles Just when I think we have exhausted all the hiking trails around Austin, we seem to keep finding new options.  Courtney found…