Absolutely Fantastic

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User: bolilloradio - 12/15/2007

Location: Good Water Trail

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 11.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 5 hours, 30 minutes


I've lived in and around Georgetown for over 9 years now and finally I hiked the south side of Lake Georgetown on the Goodwater Trail.  A buddy and I started at Tejas Camp mainly because it allowed us to easily have my wife drop us off and we would be walking with the wind instead of against it.  It was a bit chilly.  The low water bridge at Tejas Camp is not passable for vehicles but you can still walk across it no problem.  The flooding of the summer looks like it hit the area pretty hard; it looked nothing like it did when I was out there a year or so ago swimming.  If you're going to park there, be sure to drive up from the south and not from 3405. 

We only saw one person the whole time and that was in the last 3 miles or so.  No one was on the lake and thankfully there were no hunters around either.  Cedar Breaks Park was actually closed until 3pm that day, I'm assuming for hunters, so we'd had to park my car outside the gates.  There were no crazy muddy spots except at the beginning where the trail seemed to follow the river bed for a bit.  We only lost the trail once (there are lots of deer trails that are sometimes indistinguishable from the actual trail) but quickly found it again by cutting across toward the lake.  Anyway, an absolutely fantastic hike that I think is best made in solitude even if it's 50 degrees.  I can't imagine hiking it having to contend with boats on the lake blasting rock and country music the whole time.

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