“Thosands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity.

John Muir

“Not all those who wander are lost”

J.R.R. Tolkien

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Waterfalls of Central Texas

Ha! This should be a short one! Had surgery for a hernia a few days ago so I am off the trail for 4 to 6 weeks. Boo Hoo! For some reason while I was lying in recovery, I got the wild idea that I would write about the waterfalls I have seen in Central…

Urban Hiking-Great Hills Neighborhood Park, Austin, Travis County, Texas

Great Hills is a large neighborhood Park in north Austin. But don’t come expecting views. Oh no. You are going to spend the day exploring three small canyons. The park gets its name from the neighborhood Great Hills which is built on the hills surrounding the canyons. The park has 4 main trailheads, Floral Park…

Spring Lake Natural Area San Marcos, Hays County Texas

I wish we lived in San Marcos. They have two large natural areas in Purgatory Creek and Spring Lake. Both have miles of trails. Purgatory Creek is more rugged, but Spring Lake is much less crowded and has more history. Spring Lake, San Marcos Springs and Sink Creek form the headwaters of the San Marcos…

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