H.A.T.s _43_2013 Cypress Creek - Meyer and Donald Collins Parks ~9-10mi

  • September 28, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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The Hike: We will do practically all the trails of both Meyer and Donald Collins Parks. We will be looping through the trails in a roughly clockwise pattern. In the route trail map, CLICK HERE, we will do the blue route first followed by the red and finally the yellow.

My phone in case you get lost:[masked]

Gathering Place:  We'll be parking and gathering in the southern side of Meyer Park, south of Cypresswood Dr.  The group should be visible at the lot or somewhere in the shade.

This the 4th bayou we take on in our pursuit to explore the trails and parks on and near the 10 bayous that define hiking in Houston. For a list of the bayous: CLICK HERE.

For this bayou, it is the 4th of  ~7 hikes doing Cypress Creek from West to East. For our  progress so far CLICK HERE.

Forecast : CLICK HERE

Meyer Park WebsiteCLICK HERE

Donald Collins Park WebsiteCLICK HERE

Bayou Trails InfoCLICK HERE

Cypress Creek InfoCLICK HERE & HERE

Optional After Hike Event : Mellow Mushroom:

http://mellowmushroom.com/store/spring-klein

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  • Tami

    Oh my. This was my first time visiting this park and I live here in Spring. Enjoyed this very much.

    September 29, 2013

  • Blanca G.

    Had fun!

    September 28, 2013

  • Sandi

    My first hike with this group. Had a good time... Nice hike, a little rain, a few laughs, even got to cop a feel of the Mellow Mushroom Mascot! Looking forward to Garner State Park

    2 · September 28, 2013

    • Sonia

      It was fun despite the rain!!! Crazy, ..violated the super hero.

      September 28, 2013

  • Melany M.

    I had a lot of fun.. This is my home park, but I have never walked it all at once! Even the rain was refreshing!

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Dan

    I have a complaint that should be rectified in the next mertup. Hugo, we like a small drizzle. But those off and on warm showers without soap are positively uncivilized.

    1 · September 28, 2013

    • Dan

      I think soap on a rope would be appropriate.

      September 28, 2013

    • Melany M.

      Oh my

      September 28, 2013

  • Pete

    Hello everybody it was my first hike with the group. Nice day a little rain, cloud cover all day which made it nice. Nice people Hugo kept a nice pace

    September 28, 2013

  • Dan

    Wet

    September 28, 2013

  • Matthew C.

    That was fun. Sad I left early, soft feet :(

    September 28, 2013

  • Tom P.

    I hope everyone stays dry. I got very wet this morning at Hermann Park.

    September 28, 2013

  • Matthew C.

    I just got here. Hass everyone left?

    September 28, 2013

    • Hugo

      We will be out of bayou 20 min

      September 28, 2013

    • Matthew C.

      I guess I can walk alone. its raining on my phone

      September 28, 2013

  • Tracey

    Were all really dedicated to exercise :-)

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Dan

    We are beside concession Stand/restroom north of cypresswood.

    September 28, 2013

    • Vinod

      Mayer park north parking

      September 28, 2013

    • Hugo

      Wait at entrance.

      September 28, 2013

  • Hugo

    We will start at 11:25. Look for people gathered near the children's playground. Parking is busy but people r going in bad out.

    September 28, 2013

  • Barbara

    Found Hugo straight back from the light at the first shelter

    September 28, 2013

  • Beth

    Meeting at picnic tables by playground

    September 28, 2013

  • Blanca G.

    At light...by entrance

    September 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just got here.

    September 28, 2013

  • Tiffany

    Where is everyone... I am by the concession stand

    September 28, 2013

  • Barbara

    We are standing up at the entrance to the south parking lot

    September 28, 2013

  • Ken M.

    There is plenty of parking in the church parking lot to the north of the inspection at Cpresswood and Squyres, which is several blocks west of Meyer Park on Cypresswood.

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Sandra W.

    Spots opening on south side!

    September 28, 2013

  • Dan

    Ok meet near restrooms, we ser 20 spots or so on the north side, Hugo may want to park on south side and direct stragglers over .

    September 28, 2013

  • Tracey

    Stuck in bad construction traffic. May not make at all

    September 28, 2013

  • Ken M.

    There is zero parking anywhere at Meyer Park and many cars are circling for parkings spots. This looks like a disaster.

    September 28, 2013

  • Beth

    Hugo says to park at other side of soccer fields (across st) if there is still room there and meet near restrooms.

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Sonia

    Omg...lots of people. So where is the group meeting???

    September 28, 2013

  • Barbara

    Some of the soccer games are ending now so some spots are opening up

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Dan

    North side of cypresswood has parking spots

    September 28, 2013

  • Dan

    Nort side has some spots to park

    September 28, 2013

  • David

    So the two gates in either side of meyer psrk entr are the wrong side?

    September 28, 2013

  • Dan

    Is there an alternate gathering point?

    September 28, 2013

  • Dan

    Parking lots are overflowing

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Matthew C.

    accident at 45 and north 610. definitely going to be running late

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Kamy

    Tons of people here. Parking looks to be a big challenge.

    2 · September 28, 2013

    • Joseph

      There is usually a lot more parking on the north side, but it is a busy park on Saturdays.

      1 · September 28, 2013

  • Tracey

    290 heading east closed...may be very late... Don't wait for me :(

    September 28, 2013

  • Beth

    Hugo may be 10 minutes late due to accident @45 and cross timbers...

    September 28, 2013

    • Blanca G.

      Ambulance juat arrived...hoping accident is clearer up quickly

      September 28, 2013

  • Jaime

    SVC sw xfer

    September 28, 2013

  • Bob G.

    Sorry, cannot make it today.

    September 28, 2013

  • Jodi A.

    OK, anyone interested in carpooling with me from west side of Houston or Katy??

    September 27, 2013

    • Helen S.

      How about at Memorial City Mall at 10am? I-10 and Gessner, just inside the Beltway, plenty of parking with lot security. Meet at the part of the lot that is at the corner of Gessner and Barryknoll (the first traffic light). I have room for one more in my car, and I drive a blue 2001 Honda Insight. My phone number is[masked]

      September 28, 2013

    • Dan

      That is great. I will meet you there. My text phone is[masked]

      September 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it I'm afraid

    September 28, 2013

  • Tracey

    May need to catch up on sleep this weekend.

    September 27, 2013

  • Hugo

    As always, people interested in giving rides or looking for a ride in the Hermann Park/Museum District area or nearby or on the way, let's meet at the community center at 2020 Hermann Drive and be ready to leave by 10:05 AM. I have room for 3 people.

    September 22, 2013

    • Hugo

      OK. Will keep an eye out for you.

      September 27, 2013

    • Nomi

      I actually realized I need to take my own car because I can't stay for the after hike fun but I will hopefully find my way

      September 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So what's the attendance ratio usually turn out for these on average?

    September 27, 2013

    • Tracey

      Anywhere from 50-90% Also depends on distance from Houston and weather

      September 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah I factored those, this is a massive group!

      September 27, 2013

  • Vinod

    Anybody with a toddler?

    September 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to Wine Fest...y'all have fun!

    1 · September 27, 2013

  • Matthew C.

    High everyone. Need to get out, hope to get into walking/hiking again. Not in the best of shape but got to start somewhere.

    1 · September 27, 2013

  • Ing-Britt K.

    Hope I find the meeting place. Will the directions to 7700 Cypresswood Dr. get me there? Any advice appreciated... This is my first hike with this group.

    September 26, 2013

    • Hugo

      Yes. enter on Meyer Park Dr toward the south that is towards downtown. Don't enter north that has opened green metal gates with the name "Meyer Park".

      1 · September 26, 2013

  • Danielle

    I am sorry I'm going to miss this, but I have to catch up on my work!

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Carl J

    Saturday mornings are hard to do. I am self-employed and my boss makes me work...The nerve of him!

    I like the Sunday hikes. I had a great time on the last hike.

    2 · September 23, 2013

    • Hugo

      Sorry. Will have some Sunday hikes in the future postings.

      September 23, 2013

    • Tracey

      Sounds looks your boss needs to get his work-life balance adjusted. :-)

      September 26, 2013

  • Erika

    I am going my broken toe will be completely healed by then. If not, can I make it shorter to be on the safe side?

    1 · September 18, 2013

    • Hugo

      Yes. Just we can discuss on the hike.

      1 · September 22, 2013

    • Barbara

      I am having foot issues as well, and I think I can join for the Blue trails and drop out after that.

      2 · September 25, 2013

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