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gaines creek access (mopac) to sculpture falls and back, with some detours

more stone walls
more stone walls
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User: barefoot mcgraw - 5/29/2010

Location: Barton Creek - Upper North

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Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 4.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A

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lots of folks and dogs out enjoying the water today.

also ran into a couple who were picking up litter along the trail. i need to get myself one o' them litter-grabbing thingies!

my object today (in addition to a nice stroll) was to locate and view the old stone walls/fences (mentioned on page 152 of "60 hikes within 60 miles" 2nd edition). i found them easily enough (there are a few mtn bike trails that lead up to them), though mapping them will have to wait for another day.

has anyone mapped them before? i can't find much info about them online. i figure they're from an old ranch/farm, though the hiking book says "Local legend has is [sic] that these rock formations were part of a failed Spanish mission from the early 1700s."

to me they look like the sort of walls you build as you pull rocks out of the field so the plow doesn't bork on them, but they are in some interesting arrangements.

added some pictures. coords are included in the descriptions.

 



Log Photos:
stone fences / walls
stone fences / walls
more stone walls
more stone walls
resting rock
resting rock

Area around Barton Creek - Upper North

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