I've only been in the Austin area for about 3 weeks but as far as I understand It's been a season of pretty suvere drought which was sefinately obvious. The creek has since turned into a scattered collection of puddles which i'm sure took away from the whimsey of it all. With this in mind it wasn't a bad hike we started about 5pm on a tues so everyone that we would have run into was still sitting in rush hour but we still ran into a couple people and they all definately had dogs. The slopes were pretty easy going as well. Overall I enjoied myself and will definately head back when the water is flowing.