No Crowds On a Cold Winter Weekday

...going back up, however, was another matter all together!
User: swedegirl5 - 2/2/2010

Location: Barton Creek - Upper North

Rating:
Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 3.40 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A

Comments:

I can see why this is a popular hike, once you scramble down the hill the walk is picturesque and easy.  If I had more time, I would have kept on walking.  Since it has been raining in Austin, Barton Creek was running full and fast.  For 45 minutes I had the walk to myself, and only saw two other couples the rest of the time.  I'm glad I read this site before I headed back up to the top of the trail--it was more difficult than I expected! This walk will stay on my list of places to take people visiting Austin for the first time.



Log Photos
Barton Creek
Walking down the trail head
Walking up the trail head
Area around Barton Creek - Upper North
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