BlairBear's Logbook

Total Log Entries: 3 (Rank: 204th)  [List Them]  [Map Them]
Total Distance: 8.50 Miles (Rank: 375th)
Average Distance: 2.83 Miles

Average Rating: 3stars (3.29)
Average Difficulty: 1point5stars (1.91)
Average Solitude: 2point5stars (2.78)

Earliest Log Entry: 12/6/2010
Latest Log Entry: 12/13/2010

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Log Entries
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Pedernales Falls State Park - 12/13/2010  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 5.00 Miles Duration: N/A

My boyfriend and took the afternoon off to spend the afternoon playing in the park. We only did the hike around the falls and the four mile loop. The unmarke braided trails, are a bit confusing, but it's impossible to really get lost and the views are worth it. The four mile loop is a nice flat hike with moderate shade and a few elevation changes make it a nice workout. The trail is wide and had been bladed which isn't a good thing in my opinion, but makes things easier for a large group. Would be good for a picnic. Points of interest: the river crossing at the the beginning of the like (and at the end when you walk back out) and small group of old graves. It looks like there used to be a sign pointing them out, but it's no longer there. You can see the decorative fence surrounding one of the graves from the trail if you're paying attention.

neat historic decay and so close to Austin
McKinney Falls State Park - 12/6/2010  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: N/A
McKinney Falls State Park - 12/6/2010  [View Log Page]
Rating: 2stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 0.50 Mile Duration: N/A

I found it strange that an interpretive trail focusing on a utilized rock shelter had so little information on the Native American cultures that lived in the area. Granted, I was there on a weekday during the offseason so the visitor center near the trailhead was closed. There was probably more info in there.