seamonkey78704's Logbook

Total Log Entries: 2 (Rank: 282nd)  [List Them]  [Map Them]
Total Distance: 7.20 Miles (Rank: 431st)
Average Distance: 3.60 Miles

Average Rating: 3point5stars (3.84)
Average Difficulty: 2point5stars (2.94)
Average Solitude: 3point5stars (3.77)

Earliest Log Entry: 1/1/2009
Latest Log Entry: 2/22/2009

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Log Entries
close in but a good getaway.
Southeast Metropolitan Park - 2/22/2009  [View Log Page]
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 2.20 Miles Duration: 2 hours

I think i may start going here once a week and running the trail. It's a nice mix of up and down hills, even if it winds around a little bit, and feels really short.

I really dislike the trail markers. Every 200ft is one telling you your exact progress, and making it impossible to imagine even for a few minutes that you're lost. I can see why others will like them, but really... its a closed loop hiking trail. Do we really need a numbered marker every 60 seconds?

The trail is very narrow, and feels more isolated than it really is, if you can ignore the low rumble of the city's auto and plane traffic. Unlike some other trails further out, that never really goes away here. On a bright, sunny Sunday afternoon, there were half a dozen cars in the parking area and we passed or saw around five or six other couples on the trail. A pleasant indication of the newness of the park and the fact that it hasn't registerd on most people's radar yet.


Just to the falls and back
Good Water Trail - 1/1/2009  [View Log Page]
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 5.00 Miles Duration: 3 hours

This is the first time I've been up to this park, or lake Georgetown at all, and it's also the first hike I've logged on this site, though I will have to decide if I'm allowed to log ones I've done, before I discovered austin explorer. I also had to decide how I'm going to rate these trails. I decided that I have to rate things in terms of Texas and local parks, as opposed to all trails everywhere... so, in terms of comparing this hike against, say, Yosemite up to the top of Half Dome, I'd rank it a 2, but as compared to other Austin stuff, such as Pedernales or the Barton Creek Greenbelt when the water is running, it's more like a four (with those two being the best ones around, and therefore 5's). I will try to keep an even balance on difficulty though, and other than a couple small hills and some uneven rock, this trail was pretty easy, hence the 2. Anyway... this was  a great hike, and I may come back out and backpack the whole thing sometime.