Pretty & Serene

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User: xoxolat - 5/26/2007

Location: Spicewood Valley Trail

Rating: 4point5stars
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 4stars
Miles Hiked: 3.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A

Comments: I went in the afternoon after the storms we've been having. Descending the winding stone stairs in the beginning is truly beautiful.

I did the entire trail--both ways--and saw people below me in the creek when I was nearing the end of the "upper" trail. When I turned around to go onto the "lower" trail, I wound up following a friendly couple with two dogs.

It was getting into sunset, so the trail was dark in spots, but filled with fireflies! It was like a dream!

As it says in the main description, the "turnaround" is actually the end of the trail as it comes out onto Scotland Well Dr. Definitely no parking there, but I sometimes see cars parked down on Spicewood Springs. I may try that next time.

It was dark when I was done, so I had to walk up the hill and back to my car at Middlebie. OUCH! It is about .5 miles from the trail's end, up the Scotland Well hill--which is a 45-degree incline--and then how many streets to Middlebie? A great workout in the end!

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