Might be better on a weekday

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User: Riff Raff - 10/5/2008

Location: Barton Creek - Upper North

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 6.30 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes


This is really a fantastic area. You hardly think about the fact that you're inside Austin until you get to the MoPac bridge.  Barton Creek itself was bone dry for all points I saw South of Sculpture Falls.  In fact I walked on the creek bed for about half a mile just for fun.

Only real negative is all the people - particularly the mountain bikers.  Several of them seemed fairly intent on running me down rather than bothering to actually slow down.  I also ran into no less than three separate people that were obviously lost and unprepared for the trail.  One of them was well into dehydration already, and had to beg some extra water from me.  All of them were shocked that I actually brought a trail map with me.  I might like to try this again on a weekday, and see how much activity there is then.

Area around Barton Creek - Upper North
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