Butterflies galore, shady trails
By plectrudis on 10/21/2017
Distance: 8.90 Miles Duration: N/A
Like a lot of trails in Texas, this one's enjoyability depends heavily on the weather. Today it was a solid 4, but when it's hot and humid out, it's more of a 3.
Highlights--a poop-ton of butterflies! It's October, and there are butterflies all over the place.
Nice lunch spot in the bed of the now-dry creek, under a rocky, ferny bluff.
Good shade coverage for much of the hike.
Saw a neat green snake climbing an oak tree.
Another big oak totally festooned with Spanish moss.
Nice scenic overlook.
Plenty enough trail to get a nice, long hike.
When you're hot and tired, the hike up from the creek to the hilltop can be a chore.
A lot of ankle-twisty rocks.
Gnats and mosquitos can be bad in the creek valley.