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Total Log Entries: 717 [List Them] [Map Them]

Average Rating: (2.88)

Earliest Log Entry: 4/7/2001
Latest Log Entry: 10/30/2016

Average ratings are based on the published values and not the values entered in your own log entries.


Trail View

Like the other BCMUD trails, this one often skirts the back of homes. But not as much. [Liberty Walk Greenbelt]

Log Entries

First Austin hike in over a year!
Yett Creek Park [Hiking] - 10/30/2016  [View Log Page]
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 1.05 Miles Duration: 32 minutes

Coppertone and I made a brief visit back to Austin to check on my Dad and decided to log a quick stroll at a park we'd not previously hiked.  Actually, Coppertone had been here before for some geocaching, but not to log a hike.

We parked at a nearby office that didn't look like they had 24 hour security like Apple and did what amounts to the outer loop of the park.  It was starting to get a bit warm and didn't want to get too sweaty given our other stops today, so this small loop was all we managed to get in.

Thankfully, the maintainers of the park mowed down a good width of grass over most of the trail, which saved us from too much of a chigger risk.  Coppertone is pretty sure she still got one of them here though.  Reminders of our previous home!

Timbeeeeerr!! [Geocaching] - 1/25/2015  [View Log Page]
Rating: N/A Difficulty: N/A Terrain: N/A

Caching and hiking
Steck Valley Greenbelt [Hiking] - 1/25/2015  [View Log Page]
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 0.60 Mile Duration: 26 minutes

Coppertone and I found five caches along the trail here on a recent visit back to attend a friend's wedding.  We had seen this greenbelt on the maps, but had never visited before.

We parked on Adirondack Trail, at the end of Steck Avenue.  The trail starting here is a bit more informal and at times appears more than a path along the creek bed.  The trail is a bit more defined after it meets up with the trail coming in from Hyridge Drive.

Due to recent rains the creeks were flowing a bit more than normal and so we were unable to make it all the way to the trailhead on Great Hills Trail and had to turn back.  If we had been in hiking boots we would have given it a shot, but we were wearing our only pairs of non-dress shoes so retraced our steps back to Adirondack Trail.

Not where expected
Friendly Giant's Stonewall [Geocaching] - 1/25/2015  [View Log Page]
Rating: Difficulty: Terrain:

Second of five found with Coppertone today.  Cache was not where the description said it would be.  Not sure if it got moved due to moisture.  We returned the cache where we found it and took a photo for the cache owner in case the description needs to be changed or removed.  TNLNSL

We got a million of them
You Might be a Geocacher [Geocaching] - 1/25/2015  [View Log Page]
Rating: Difficulty: Terrain:

The third of five for Coppertone and I today brought back some memories of our long geocaching history.  I recorded, you might be a geocacher if you have more than one cure for poison ivy.  TNLNSL