Very nice, short hike to a canyon overlook

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User: HikingJo - 4/22/2010

Location: Stillhouse Hollow Nature Preserve

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 4stars
Miles Hiked: 0.60 Mile  Elapsed Time: 30 minutes

Comments: The habitat along this trail should contain golden-cheeked warblers, an endangered, beautiful species unique to the Texas Hill Country around Austin -- oaks on the canyon walls, plus lots of junipers on the flat section. The warblers use the shaggy bark of mature junipers to build their nests. The end of the trail with the canyon overlook is lovely and quiet, with water trickling far below, woodpeckers and jays calling overhead. Today we also heard migrating waterfowl calling to each other high overhead, but it was too cloudy to see what they were. I plan to go back some morning early and look and listen for warblers. Today we were there mid afternoon, a terrible time to bird-watch!

Area around Stillhouse Hollow Nature Preserve