DirectionlyImpaired's Logbook

Total Log Entries: 3 (Rank: 204th)  [List Them]  [Map Them]
Total Distance: 9.50 Miles (Rank: 339th)
Average Distance: 3.17 Miles

Average Rating: 3stars (3.09)
Average Difficulty: 1point5stars (1.78)
Average Solitude: 2point5stars (2.53)

Earliest Log Entry: 10/4/2008
Latest Log Entry: 11/8/2008

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Log Entries
Saturday Afternoon Visit
Mary Moore Searight Park - 11/8/2008  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 1.50 Miles Duration: 1 hour

Park is close to home so I tried it again.  I did not get lost this time but I am not sure that was a good thing.

I kept to the largest "paths" but they were close to noise sources.  It is a nice place to hike with paths that vary greatly but it is not well marked and there are few places to sit and rest of enjoy the peace.

Good Easy Walk
McKinney Falls State Park - 11/4/2008  [View Log Page]
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: 2 hours

Entering the park I bought a state park pass and the rangers (are they still called that?) were very nice and I was given a good map to help from getting lost.

I started with the Rock Shelf Interpretive Trail which was short but interesting.  The trail was a bit rough but not too bad and well worth the detour from the main trails.  After that I started at the swimming area which was filled with kids and a bit loud and followed the paved Hike and Bike Trail past the camping area.  Just past the camping area is a bit of a steep hill but there were benches to sit down and relax throughout the trail.  It was a nice, easy and quite walk and I even got to stop and watch an armidillo foraging for food.  

The only drawbacks were the noise around the swimming area and getting passed by 3 or 4 bikers but that was very minor. 

Overall, I will definitely go back to try the Homestead trail.

Bring your GPS
Mary Moore Searight Park - 10/4/2008  [View Log Page]
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

The hike was enjoyable but I had a hard time finding my way back to the entrance.  I got to watch several critters and listen to various songs including birds, the wind and a high school band practicing.