Destination: Hill Country State Natural Area
Date: February 8 & 9, 2014
Travel Time from Austin: 2 hours 30 minutes
Participants: Bettina, Kelly, Judy, Maria, Sheila, Suzanne
Campsite: Walk-in Campsite Area (Chaquita Falls) #125, 126. We felt like we had the place to ourselves, it was worth the walk-in!
Saturday Hike: Maybe 5 miles (see map below) It was beautiful and rugged with lots of loose rock on some parts of the trail. Very West Texas without the drive to Big Bend.
Sunday Hike: This trail takes off from the campsite and is scenic but not as dramatic as the Saturday hike. We hiked about 3.5 miles.
Here’s a link to the park’s map. Below is a detail of the map with our hikes highlighted:
Bird of the Trip: We woke up to the sounds of Wild Turkeys! They really do say “gobble-gobble”!