Maria, Kelly and Suzanne on Saturday’s hike on the West Trail.
Destination: Lost Maples State Natural Area
Date: May 14th and 15th, 2016 (Finally, we’re back after a long time without a weekend hiking trip)
Travel Time from Austin: 2.45 hours
Participants: Kelly, Judy, Maria, Suzanne (Bettina was in Hawaii)
Saturday Hike: We backpacked from the parking area at the West trailhead to G primitive camping area. About a 3 mile hike with steep climbs to the camping area.
Sunday Hike: We packed up Sunday morning, hiked from our campsite with plans to drop off our backpacks and hike the East Trail. Rain clouds gathered while we tossed our gear in the trunk and we decided to head back to Austin instead.
Campsite: G primitive camping area
Camp Food: Incredible Curry by Kelly. A tip on beer and backpacking: wrap each chilled beer in newspaper and then pack them in an insulated lunch bag. They stayed cold for over six hours!
I’ve highlighted our hike on the map below. Here’s a link to a PDF of the map from the park’s web site.