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Left north trail head @7am hiked to shelter arrived at shelter @ around 2pm. I never saw anyone else on the trail, great day for a hike around 75 degree's. During the night the wind picked up gusting over 30mph and stayed windy all the next day with high temp 85 and very humid. Cached water at 512 road crossing. I left one gallon there and topped off going south and returning north. There are a lot of tree's down from the hurricane, but trail is clear. I only saw two mile markers but my GPS was helpful keeping track of milage. I hope to get back this year to hike south end to shelter, but It may be next fall because of other hikes in the works. Sorry I can not get pics to upload. The shelter was in good shape but a table would have been nice. I did not use the shelter exept for eating because i chose to sleep in my hammock but it is big enough to put a tent inside if you want to. It is not a hard trail but 22 miles in 33 hours was a good challenge. Well worth the 4 hour drive!!!!
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took my wife and kids, there are a lot of people on trail and around lake but it was a nice day hike great weather.bring your dog or you can rent a kayak by the hour
Decided to do a overnighter so I hiked the yellow trail, with a few side trails along the way. Left Tadra camp area ($4.00 for overnight camp) at 10 am hiked until 5pm camped in pine tree area on north end of trail about a mile past outback gate. Nice area to camp. got up at 6:30 broke camp and got back to truck around 10am. I was able to get pics of three deer, a armadillo, one beaver and a couple of snakes. A couple of things you need to know the map shows the trail to be 10.5 miles I would say it really is about 13 miles, would be a great day hike,and take extra water. TAKE EXTRA WATER THERE IS NONE THERE. I took 120 oz and that was just enough for my trip. I also went during the week so the horse riders would not be there, I only saw one group the whole trip. None the second day.
have been waiting for cooler weather, finally found a cool morning to go back to LBJ. It was a weekend and there were quite a few horse riders on trail but very nice hike, but grass was very wet due to recent rains. take extra water none on trail