texaskdog's Logbook

Total Log Entries: 136  [List Them]  [Map Them]
Average Rating: 3stars (3.02)

Earliest Log Entry: 4/17/2008
Latest Log Entry: 8/10/2015

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What a dork

Me at the end of the hike. I was pretty gassed. [River Place Nature Trail]
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Nice path for it's location
Yett Creek Park [Hiking] - 8/10/2015  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3point5stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 2point5stars
Distance: 2.50 Miles Duration: 55 minutes

We found this in our new neighborhood.  If you drive east on Duval from 183 for a block and turn left on Cow Path until it ends, you can enter the park.  We followed along the right side all the way around and it's only about a mile, so we reversed and took some of the inner trails and stretched it out to 2.5.  While it's not long, for the area it is in it's a beautiful wooded park with a lot of nice trails.  If you go out the west side at Riata there is a lake, too.  While normally a park this small wouldn't be noteworthy it has a lot here for the space.

Old Hancock Trail [Hiking] - 6/25/2015  [View Log Page]
Rating: halfstar Difficulty: halfstar Solitude: halfstar
Distance: N/A Duration: N/A

We drove all the way out from Austin. The parking lot is gated off and I can see the sign that is posted on this site but there is nothing in it anymore.  I think the trail is under water.  We did the Madrones trail instead.

Nice trail
Madrone Trail [Hiking] - 6/25/2015  [View Log Page]
Rating: 2point5stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 3point5stars
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: 40 minutes

Since we couldn't do old hancock we drove down here (I didn't have this printout) and found the trail.  The picture map shows 8 miles on this peninsula but if you start at the beginning you can do about 3 in a loop.  It is very hard to follow sometimes but use your best judgment you'll find the correct route.  We saw the 1 mile map but then it headed out to the lake and we got lost and just went back. We should have followed the shore.  Was hot but quite a bit of shade at least.

Talleyran Park [Hiking] - 3/21/2015  [View Log Page]
Rating: 2stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 3point5stars
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: 45 minutes

No one out there today, it was raining.  Don't forget when you get to the SE corner you can take a side trail on the hill by Old Lampasas and connect to the Canyon Vista MS trail

Nice again
Barton Creek - Upper South [Hiking] - 3/21/2015  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 2point5stars Solitude: 2point5stars
Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour

As mentioned by another in 2010 they must have done something to the chain area as it does NOT look like it does in the picture.  I didn't like this one the other time we did it, 5 years ago, but liked it better with more rushing water this time.