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First time on this trail. Was expecting it to be wide because of being a horse trail, but this was a road. Our hike went out to Flag Pond and back from the Nails Creek Unit. After passing Nails Creek we came to a flatter grassy area where we saw a wild pig running full out. Then we looked to the right and there was 7-8 pigs running from us followed by a bunch of piglets. About 200 yrds farther we saw 2 white tails 50 ft from us and saw several others close by soon after. There is a nice shaded place to rest where you can walk down to the pond. Just watch the poison ivy. We passed by several people on this hike but it wasn't too busy.
This couldn't have been a more perfect day to hike. Blue sky clear & cool. I started off thinking this would be just another walk through the pine forest and it kind of was but with a little bit of hill country thrown in. The trail was good while walking along the creek beds. There are ponds where the Houston Toad resides where we saw and heard the toads, and one of the ponds loaded with eggs. After leaving that area the walk did get monotanous. What made it good was, we didn't see anyone until a mile to the end , and he was going the opposite direction.
If you're there at Bastrop, take the hike. McKinney Roughs is about 8-10 miles up the road and it's a better hike. You can cool your feet in the Colorado.
Cool morning with a beautiful sunny day. It's not too thrilling in the piney woods of east Texas during this time of year when there is very little foliage. The solitude was great we never saw anyone else. This would be better in another month but we were just passing through.
Sand dunes sea birds and critters. Saw Quite a few Brown pelicans flying to the west. Never have seen more than a couple before this. Hiked this late in the evening, got back at sunset.
Beautiful day to see the falls. The falls were a little slim this day. People were sunning on the rocks of the falls. Will try again.