haggai's Logbook

Total Log Entries: 10 (Rank: 50th)  [List Them]  [Map Them]
Total Distance: 31.75 Miles (Rank: 98th)
Average Distance: 3.18 Miles

Average Rating: 3point5stars (3.68)
Average Difficulty: 2stars (2.47)
Average Solitude: 2point5stars (2.99)

Earliest Log Entry: 4/6/2007
Latest Log Entry: 1/31/2009

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Log Entries
variety of terrain near the Colorado River
McKinney Roughs - 1/31/2009  [View Log Page]
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: 3 hours

Peaceful forest, nice views of the Colorado River from above, and picturesque river terrain. The kids particularly enjoyed looking at the wildlife tracks and the freshwater clam shells down by the river.  And they enjoyed walking around the sand bars revealed by the low-flowing river.

nice waterfalls, easy hike
McKinney Falls State Park - 1/1/2009  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

We hiked around the upper and lower falls, and the rock shelter.  The water was low because of the drought, but it was neat to see all the tunnels carved in the rock by Onion Creek.

short hike along river to first falls
Spicewood Springs Trail - 9/20/2008  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour

We did the short hike along the river to the first pool/waterfall, splashed around some, and then went back.   It was pretty, but a little crowded.

steep hike down to pretty, delicate water fall
Gorman Falls Trail - 9/20/2008  [View Log Page]
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 4stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 5.00 Miles Duration: 2 hours

We did this as an out-and-back hike to the lower falls.  Only saw a couple of other people the whole time.  The hike was pretty steep and rocky, with a couple sections containing slippery enough rock that you needed to hang onto the guardrails provided.  I can only imagine how slippery these areas would be after a rain.  The waterfall at the end was worth it, though.  And though we couldn't jump in the water at the waterfall because of the delicate waterfall ecosystem, right below the falls is the Colorado River, which we swam around in for a while to cool off.

fairly nondescript hike in forest next to lake
Muleshoe Bend - 8/23/2008  [View Log Page]
Rating: 2stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour

Lots of mountain bikers, but we were the only hikers.  The countryside was nice enough, but nothing spectacular.  Maybe it's nicer when the lake isn't as low as it was when we hiked it..  Muleshoe Bend is more of a place to fish and swim than a place to hike.