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McKinney Roughs (Day 2 of 2)

Rock Climbing Tower
Rock Climbing Tower
This tall tower is a part of the McKinney Roughs Summer Camp for kids.
User: Lone_Star - 4/28/2013

Location: McKinney Roughs - Southern Loop

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Miles Hiked: 7.60 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes

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This is the log of the 2nd day of group hiking in the McKinney Roughs Nature Park.  The first day log can be found here.

This hiked occurred on a Sunday, when the Visitor's Center is closed, so we started at the "Hwy 71 Trailhead" about 1/2 mile east of the main entrance.

There are various trails running through the area as a "tangled mess".  We were not able to hike the Pine Ridge Trail, however, since it was closed to tree maintenance.  I found these trails to be even rockier than the ones from the previous day, but I had my trusty hiking stick to help me maintain balance.  There were a lot of wildflowers in bloom, as well as some very pretty, blooming cacti.  There are some rolling hills throughout the park so you get some elevation training and cardio work.



Log Photos:
Beautiful Rocks
Beautiful Rocks
Wildflowers
Wildflowers
Trailhead
Trailhead
Cacti
Cacti
Colorado River
Colorado River
Rock Climbing Tower
Rock Climbing Tower

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