klyevans's Logbook

Total Log Entries: 6 (Rank: 92nd)  [List Them]  [Map Them]
Total Distance: 16.00 Miles (Rank: 215th)
Average Distance: 2.67 Miles

Average Rating: 3point5stars (3.60)
Average Difficulty: 2stars (2.47)
Average Solitude: 3stars (3.00)

Earliest Log Entry: 12/9/2008
Latest Log Entry: 5/13/2009

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Log Entries
beautiful hike
McKinney Roughs - 5/13/2009  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

On a Wednesday afternoon I saw no one else on the trails. I followed Riverside down to the river (very hot - not a lot of shade on the down hike), looped around to Bluestem, then hopped on Cypress, and finished up with Bobcat Ridge to Fox Tail back to HQ. Cypress and Bobcat Ridge were beautiful and I was glad to get the strong breeze that blew along the ridge. The only thing is that Bobcat Ridge is really sandy in places, which is tough for hiking.

lots of green, but not a drop of water
Barton Creek Greenbelt - 5/10/2009  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour
I hiked part of the lower greenbelt with my dog today. I thought there might be at least a puddle for him to wade in, but nope. Bone dry. Still a nice hike with all the vegetation and no crowds.
great trails for all ages, dogs, bikes
Walnut Creek Park - 3/20/2009  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 2.50 Miles Duration: 1 hour
I go to Walnut Creek with my dog all the time and each time it seems like I discover a new little side trail. With all the trails, you can easily get time to yourself, even if the park is crowded. Some of the trails can get very hot in the spring and summer so bring water with you - especially because it's easy to get lost. This park is really the best if you have a couple hours just to wander and explore. Trails are usually well-marked so even if you do get lost, you can find your way back to the parking lot pretty easily.
nice trail, but very poorly marked - we got lost!
Pedernales Falls - 5.5 Mile Loop - 3/16/2009  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
I do a lot of hiking and don't usually get lost, but about a mile into the loop, the trail just faded away and we ended up bushwhacking through the woods for 20 minutes trying to find it again. We crossed the river, which was about ankle deep after a few days of rain the week before, climbed a steep hill, and then the trail evened out. It was pretty much flat all the rest of the way until we lost it in the woods. Since we had my husband's parents with us, we turned around and went back to the river for a swim, which was lovely! We didn't see anyone else on the trail at all once we crossed the river.
a hike that goes uphill!
St. Edwards Park - Hill Trail - 12/19/2008  [View Log Page]
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour
Most of the hiking that I've found in the Austin Metro area is pretty flat so I was thrilled when I got on this trail and it actually climbed a hill. The first time we went, we followed the Creek Trail for a while, then crossed over and climbed up the steep bank to meet the Hill Trail towards the top. The next time, I followed the directions provided here and it was a less challenging climb, but still got my heart pumping. My dog loves hiking on both sides of the creek, but we both like the Hill Trail better because it's shady and quiet. I'll definitely go back!