End of our hike around the lake
Good Water Trail
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Distance: 11.00 Miles
This was our 2nd trip around the lake, doing several miles each time usually weekly. We saw different things that we didn't see last year.
There's a candy box on the trail going east from Russell park that marks the turn along the fence to head north. It was helpful as due to the rain the trail that goes alon the road was under water. This was during January 2010.
We finished this year going east to west this time, as the last 2 miles is flat headed to Tejas camp, we felt this was a little easier than the opposite direction, in any case it's 11 miles, so started at 8 am and finished at 3pm.
The only thing we had forgotten about was the hill you had to climb (24 steps up and 19 down) before getting to the flat land. We may have taken the lower route last year due to the drought, but not able to do it this year.
Can't wait to start the hike when it's cooler again next fall (usually start about November).
great paved walk
Brushy Creek Regional Trail
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Distance: 6.00 Miles
Duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes
new "BCRT" cement markers were put out today starting from Twin Lakes park to the Brushy Creek lake, marking only 2.75 miles (they are in 1/4 of miles, slly should have been no less than 1/2 mile). I don't know where the 5 miles or 4 miles as the cedar park website comes from, round trip, it's 6. If you go east past the dam, it's in Round Rock and then called Lake Creek Trail, I belive as we were walking to the dam and saw a cement marker "24", as the trail goes all along Hairy Man Road (Brushy Creek Road or 174).
Lots of Bluebonnets in the sunny parts of the trail, bridges and nice waterfall near the Twin Lakes park. Quite a bit of walkers/runners and bikes today, not too many dogs (which have to be on leashes). Will take my camera next time!