So last week, I went hiking in the Barton Creek Greenbelt behind the house. I still forget how lucky I am that I can just step out my back gate and be on the trail. A bit like Bilbo Baggins.
It was one of those “Chamber of Commerce” weather days – amazing for mid-August – low 90s, a light wind from the north and no humidity at all. You could smell the heat – cedar. There’s a great map you can get from the Save Our Springs Alliance – Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail Map and Recreation Guide.
So this is what it looks like just a bit further down from the house.
About 2 miles along the trail, you come to this great vista. I think the houses are in Lost Creek, but I’m not quite sure. (I’m horrible with directions.)
Another picture from the same area – mostly scrub cedar here.
This is one of my favorite places on this hike. The stream that made this must have been pretty substantial at one time. I saw two deer back in the woods, but of course I wasn’t ‘camera ready.’
This tree is about 5 miles in. I really like the way this is shaped.
An interesting barbed-wire fence.
And then back home again – 10-mile roundtrip in about 2 hours, so not bad for an old man. (At least Starflight didn’t have to come get me.)