HikerGirl's Logbook

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Total Log Entries: 14 (Rank: 18th)  [List Them]  [Map Them]
Total Distance: 35.62 Miles (Rank: 31st)
Average Distance: 2.54 Miles

Average Rating: 3point5stars (3.53)
Average Difficulty: 2stars (2.15)
Average Solitude: 2point5stars (2.51)

Earliest Log Entry: 4/27/2003
Latest Log Entry: 1/31/2004

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Enchanted Rock - 1/31/2004  [View Log Page]
Rating: N/A Difficulty: 3point5stars Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 6.00 Miles Duration: N/A
Went w/ a group that claimed it to be an advanced hike but then upon reaching the top of the rock I noticed little 3 & 4 yr old kids so I figured it wasn't that advanced afterall! Really liked it and want to go back to do some more hiking & maybe some rock climbing.
Went back & did the primitive trails!
Hamilton Greenbelt - 11/8/2003  [View Log Page]
Rating: N/A Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: N/A
I went back to this trail despite the drizzly weather that day and did the primitive trails. It was nice, cool & only saw a few people with their dogs. I'll go back another time and do the Highland Trail (I think that's the name) since I did the Hurst Hollow trail this time.
A nice walk in the woods
Hamilton Greenbelt - 9/11/2003  [View Log Page]
Rating: N/A Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: halfstar
Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: N/A
This was a nice break in the workweek to get out and walk in the woods! Nice & shady. Passed several people walking their dogs or jogging the trail. Upon getting close to the parking lot, the storm wind started to blow cooling us off before we hopped in just in time to escape the storm! I'll be going back to do the primitive trails soon!
Nice hike while I was camping there
Inks Lake State Park - 8/2/2003  [View Log Page]
Rating: N/A Difficulty: 1point5stars Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 2.50 Miles Duration: N/A
It was a hot, August day but I did a little bit of the trail and then hit the water afterwards! Will be going back in Oct to do this again!
Very nice hike
Barton Creek - Upper North - 7/6/2003  [View Log Page]
Rating: N/A Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: N/A
The walk down was a good warm up (was wondering if it was ever going to end!) and then I started hearing the people swimming, so I knew I was close. Saw the Scottish Falls (wish I brought my camera w/ the zoom lens...would have been a great picture) which were really pretty. Found the next falls and sat under a tree on a rock right by the water and watched the fish swim by as I just relaxed on this beatiful day looking around at the cliffs & trees. After the little rest, I headed on down the trail. Met up with several bikers which were all very courteous & friendly as they whizzed by. Passed some hikers, too, that were too busy walking to say hi when I passed by...oh well. Went all the way to Sculpture Falls and wished I had taken my swimsuit because the water looked so refreshing & everyone in it looked like they were having fun! I turned around at this point to head back because I just planned on seeing what the trail was like to see if I needed to bring my camera next time (which I most definitely will). As I was half way back (but not yet to the hill climb) it started to drizzle which was just wonderful seeing as how I was hot and upset because I didn't take a swimsuit! Walked all the way up to the top in the heavy drizzle realizing what a great day & hike this was.

* IMPORTANT - READ THIS IF YOU DON'T READ THE OTHER PART: As I got to the gate I noticed a girl holding two dogs and a highly upset feline in the front lawn of one of the houses directly in front of the gate. I helped the girl hold the dogs and found out that one of their other dogs had just attacked the cat...which explained all the hair in the front yard of the house. Through a chain of events, we found out that the cat belonged to the next door neighbor who came over to retrieve the cat after I helped him inspect it for injuries (there were none except for some bald spots). Well, needless to say he gave the girls a tongue lashing about letting their dogs run off their leashes in a area specifically marked for leashes and the girls repeatedly apologized to no avail. But he should have also remembered that cats do not have Free Reign Zone. Anyway, the point of this is to remind other hikers who have dogs to leash your dogs before you exit the park so an incident like this doesn't happen again. Put yourself in the other pet owners shoes and think how you would feel if your animal was attacked by a free roaming dog in a clearly marked area where leashes are required. When I was leaving, he was threatening Small Claims Court or something like that. So mind your pooches or better yet, make them mind you! Other than that...it was a great day!