Jun 18, 2014 · 8:30 AM
Welcome to Wednesday Morning Hikes in Barton Creek Greenbelt (BCG). We meet in Travis Country (South Austin) at my condo. Hike day is Wednesday - rain or shine, hot or cold. Start time is promptly at 8:30 am.
My goals for hiking are to have FUN and stay HEALTHY. I have been hiking the Barton Creek Greenbelt for 4+ years and it makes me happy just being outdoors and experiencing Austin's incredible natural environment. I am offering to show other Sierra Club members the beautiful trails within BCG that I hike and mtn bike on.
Hikes will be approximately 2 - 3 hours, in which time I might cover 5 - 6 miles, depending on the weather and trail conditions.
NOTE: We hike mostly off the main route on established trails. These trails can be steep, rooty and rocky (“technical”) and may contain obstacles including trees with low branches, rocks and boulders, ledges, obscure roots and loose gravel. After a rain there may be standing water and mud. Rocks and roots can be very slippery. Attendance is your acknowledgment of the potential risks and acceptance that anything can happen at anytime for any reason. If you lack hiking experience or have balance or health issues this Meetup is not for you.
Proper preparation is essential. Eat breakfast - your body is an engine that needs fuel to perform. You should bring water and consider a snack, hat, walking stick, sunscreen, bug spray and clothing that “wicks.” A rewarding hiking experience comes from being well prepared and having the right equipment.
Dogs are permitted. Leashed dogs may be hazardous on technical trails. You will need to bring water for your dog.
Afterwards drinks and healthy snacks are available at my house. I have plenty of dry towels, if needed