texaskdog's Logbook

Total Log Entries: 93 (Rank: 2nd)  [List Them]  [Map Them]
Total Distance: 272.21 Miles (Rank: 3rd)
Average Distance: 2.93 Miles

Average Rating: 3stars (3.12)
Average Difficulty: 2stars (2.09)
Average Solitude: 2point5stars (2.54)

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]
Log Entries
Nice path for it's location
Yett Creek Park - 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.

Government Canyon State Natural Area - 6/27/2015  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3point5stars Difficulty: 2point5stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: N/A

We did the loop with the 2 spurs.  VERY hot out.  Once we got off the flat trail we didn't see anyone the rest of the way.  Good short hike and somewhat shady but tons more trails if you have more time.  Worth the trip from Austin.

Old Hancock Trail - 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 - 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 - 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