Pleasant Morning Hike
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Distance: 7.50 Miles
Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
I get the impression that this park is busier than it used to be. It's ringed by suburbs (though it's big enough that you don't see/hear them from the trail), and while it wasn't crowded, there were a fair few joggers/trail runners.
Started hiking around 8am, which meant that we had shade for most of the trip; by early afternoon, though, I think most of the shade would be gone, and the trail would be pretty exposed.
We went as far as the Zizelmann House on the Joe Johnston trail, which meant that we saw the dino tracks and this really cool spot that was dripping with Spanish moss.
The tracks were okay--one site was covered in water, but in the other two we could see 3 theropad prints quite clearly and a thing that could be a sauropod track. They're roped off for preservation, which is fair enough, but it's nothing like as cool or as numerous as the tracks at Dinosaur Valley, or the Hill Country Heritage site, or the tracks in the San Gabriel river by Leander.
WOW what a hike with Bryant and CJ
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Distance: 8.00 Miles
WOW what a day our day started at 5 am we got to the park at 7:30 am we left the park at 5:30 pm
in all we hiked 8 miles we think the map didn't seem portionate in spaces
any way we had a great time especailly when we got to the primitive hike area as the boys said "the spider on the sign wasn't a clue" they were everywhere in the trees in the bushes in the tall grass on your hat in the back pack yikes but that made it fun bryant grab a big stick and took the lead clearing the webs from the trailish we in counter a bug the boys thought was a "katydid" but after looking at it on line thats not it more resaech reguried
the trail was over grown and if it wasn't for the blue tape we would of gotten lost the trails was not clear seeing how it was a primitative hike but fun
after serval miles we final reached a maintained trail and we all jumped for joy no more spider oh and by the way these spiders were green yellow brown and about a 1/2 inch long yuck
the trail never really got to hard the inclines and desends were very moderate making the diffuclty small all in all good hike but we will not return for we feel we seen a good part of it but do recomend it