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Fire Damage
A view from the trail showing some trees that had burned in the 2008 that hit part of the park. Note the lush vegetation growing up and rejuvenating the area. It's coming back.
User: Austin Explorer - 9/3/2012

Location: McKinney Roughs

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 3point5stars  Solitude: 3point5stars
Miles Hiked: 7.14 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 37 minutes


I've lost track of which trails we've done at McKinney Roughs and which we haven't.  So I figured that we'd just start from scratch and start mapping them all.  This is certainly not a one day job, particularly when the temps could get to 100 degrees.

Only ran into three or four couples on the trail.  We almost saw more horses on the dual use trails than people overall.

I had failed to realize how long it had been since I was last at McKinney Roughs.  On the Pine Ridge Trail I hadn't expected to see some of the remaining fire damage from some fires that went through part of the park back in 2008.  Things are coming back, but the scars and dead trees in places are still evident.

We were fairly well spent after 7 miles and the heat rising. Mapping the rest of the trails will have to wait for another visit.

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Fire Damage
On the trail
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