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Relaxing Hike, Spectacular at Sunset

Sunset Features at Doeskin Ranch
Sunset Features at Doeskin Ranch
Sunset Features at Doeskin Ranch
User: estudio64 - 3/3/2012

Location: Balcones Canyonlands NWR - Doeskin Ranch

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Miles Hiked: 3.70 Miles  Elapsed Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Comments: The drive down FM 1431 to get to this location is incredibly scenic in and of itself. We got a late start - 4:00 - so the sun wasted little time in working against us. But beside the brisker pace this necessitated, the woods and plains drank up the warm magic-hour lighting as though it were a newfound spring. The posture of the trees silhouetted by the fading light rose unmistakably as that of ancient exaltation. There are some wonderfully dramatic vegetation changes along the trails - especially the Indian Grass Trail, which also gets you the furthest away from the highway. The songbirds here take a more appropriate stage than those busking against the traffic. I'd recommend this hike to anyone who's not afraid of a couple hills.

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Sunset Features at Doeskin Ranch
Sunset Features at Doeskin Ranch

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