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Started at Twin Falls, to Hill of Life (up & down) and back to Twin Falls. Lots of folks on this beautiful Saturday morning; hiking, running, biking - humans & pets alike! Fun!
This has become a b-day tradition - taking a day off from the office and going to explore the good old hike & bike trail. I usually start at Deep Eddy or under MoPac bridge, cross to the south bank, cross again on Pleasant Valley bridge, and get back to Depp Eddy. The new boardwalk was not open yet when I did my 2014 loop (that was in February), but I read online it will be open June 2014. I love this trail; it was the first I hiked when I came to Austin back in 2002 and it's always nice to come back, even just for a short section, either for a run or a ride or a walk!
More trash than I expected....picked up a couple of aluminum cans. Started at the tiny parking lot on Old Spicewood Springs Rd. (were the bathrooms are) and went down all the way to the Lakewood trailhead and back.
No wonder solitude is rated 1 today, as the Hill of Life and the upper falls were packed with people and their dogs on this sunny Sat. after a very cold start of the new year. Introduced the hill to my 13 yrs old and she did the way back up with some minor complaints :-). On the way down we looked for a geocache off main trail which was fun. Try the trails that go off to the right. Great single trek for bikes!
Stayed at the Hyatt Lost Pines last weekend, so started from the hotel trailhead, then Pecan Bottom to Buckeye to Yaupon to visitor center. Then continued on Riverside to Fox Tail to Pine Ridge to Cypress to Riverside to Coyote Road to Deep Sandy and back to the hotel. Elapsed time was 3:31 hrs. Not too many people along the way; most of them rode their horses. Yaupon was completley empty. Overall a nice hike. Visitor center guy was helpful with general info. Note that the main gate is closed on Sundays, so use either the hotel trailhead or Pope Bend or Hwy. 71 trailheads.