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User: Austin Explorer - 9/23/2012

Location: McKinney Roughs

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Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 8.53 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours, 38 minutes

Comments:

Coppertone and I headed back again to map out the northern half of the park.  Good thing too, because the main visitor center is now closed on Sundays so we had to drive to the Pope Bend Trailhead.

What we found out on this hike was that Coppertone is not fond of horse poop!  She doesn't mind the horses, just the excrement.  When we hike together we might need to stear clear of trails that are shared use.

The Yaupon Trail segment is the newest in the park.  I think it was put into place when the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort took over the north part of the trail and the previous trail in the area became the resort entrance.

It had been years since we had hiked the northern part of the park and things seemed more overgrown and closed in than before.  I think we recalled some more open meadows in the past.



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