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Hike SE Austin Metro Park

July 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Ground rules: Please consider carefully if you’ll actually attend before registering and then manage your reservation, so as not to deprive anyone else of the chance. No-shows and last-minute cancellations won’t hike with me again.

Trail: this is a new park with a splendid trail of soft, deep soil, mostly single-file and mostly under shade. It’s blackland prairie environment with ravines like the Hill Country, more lush than western Austin hikes but just as steep. It’s moderate on a scale of easy->moderate->strenuous. Walking shoes are an option because there’s no limestone. It’s a pretty walk, with three bodies of water and sorta along Onion Creek.

How far, how long: We will hike for a bit less than three miles mainly on the western loop, pausing for photography, which will take a bit less than two hours.

Meeting point: The car lane around the baseball fields to the trailhead was closed as of May 17. If I find out that it will be open, I will update these directions.
—As of May 17: When you pull into the park, you’ll have to turn left. Then turn right in the large parking lot, toward the baseball fields on the right (north) end of that parking lot. Look for a silver Kia and a guy who looks just like me. Please be aware that at the time of this posting, I need to maintain social distancing for myself as much as possible.

Personal prep: It will be humid. I recommend bringing at least two liters of water, hiking boots, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunscreen. The trail allows leashed dogs, so long as yours is social enough to be petted by strangers – if there’s any question about this, then No. There are snakes, none of which will bother us.

Details

Date:
July 4
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Walking-and-Socializing/events/271124409/

Venue

Southeast Metropolitan Park Primitive Trail
Southeast Metro Park
Del Valle, TX 78617 us
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