H.A.T.s _46_2013 Cypress Creek - Donald R. Collins Park & Eastern Trls ~9-10mi

  • November 2, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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The Hike: We will slightly overlap with trails we did at Meyer Park last time but then we explore the trails to the east of Donald Collins Parks. On the route trail map, CLICK HERE, we will first do the blue arrow-hash tracks, followed by the red, and finally the yellow.

My phone in case you get lost:[masked]

Gathering Place:  We'll be parking and gathering at the innermost parking lot inside of  Donald R. Collins Park.  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 5th 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 : Gringos

http://www.gringostexmex.com/

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  • Carl J

    Great hike! just disappointed that I didn't see a feral hog. I would of been happy to at least see a snake!

    November 4, 2013

  • Tiffany I.

    Great hike!

    November 4, 2013

  • Anastasia

    This was a very enjoying hike. The trail and the company was splendid. I enjoyed meeting you all!

    November 4, 2013

  • Sonia

    Great hike..I'm so ready for the next one!!! Thanks Hugo.

    November 4, 2013

  • Matthew C.

    Sorry . tried to catch the group. My legs stopped working :(

    November 2, 2013

    • Matthew C.

      my legs still don't feel well after that 1000ft trip

      November 2, 2013

    • Matthew C.

      Is it possible to pull every muscle in your leg

      November 3, 2013

  • Jana

    Keeper and I had a blast!

    November 3, 2013

    • Jana

      Tami, Your pictures are so terrific Thank you so much!

      1 · November 3, 2013

    • Tami

      You're welcome. The phone doesn't work but the camera does.

      1 · November 3, 2013

  • Ing-Britt K.

    Great hike!

    November 2, 2013

    • Ing-Britt K.

      You're welcome. Fun talking to you!

      1 · November 3, 2013

  • Kathy U.

    Great hike! Thanks Hugo!!

    November 3, 2013

  • Rafael

    I have a wonderful time with my daughters and what a great group of people. Thanks Hugo. We really appreciate all you do. God bless you.

    November 3, 2013

  • Blanca G.

    Loved tbe trails, the group, the weather...awesome hike!

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • Ken M.

    Tami,
    Great assortment of 28 pictures.
    Thank you.
    Ken

    November 2, 2013

    • Tami

      You're welcome. I wish I got more of the scenery, the waterfall, but I know some others did capture the moment and hope they post their pictures too. Thanks for bringing Sandy. Always a pleasure talking with her.

      2 · November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a blast. Loved the weather.

    November 2, 2013

  • Steve R.

    Great job Hugo. Another great hike.

    November 2, 2013

  • Tom P.

    A bit over ten miles of the best weather one could ask for.

    2 · November 2, 2013

  • Ann Epstein V.

    Yes, this group remains a treasure...perfect day all around...

    2 · November 2, 2013

  • Cowboy Ranger l.

    Great hike, good to get back into swing of things.

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • Ingrid

    This was a great hike. Enjoyed meeting some great people.....whos names I forgot .. :-\ time for a nap...zzz..

    3 · November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    No mosquitoes. Yea. No rain. Yea. Hike was definitely more exciting that running on a treadmill.

    November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another awesome lead hike by Hugo.

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • Alex

    Great hike

    November 2, 2013

  • Ken M.

    Wonderful

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • Tiffani J.

    Ok...so im totally new at this...what do i bring...besides enthusiasm

    1 · October 29, 2013

    • Matthew C.

      A hat, 2-4 liters of water and a snack for that mid hike stop.

      2 · October 29, 2013

    • Daniel Scott S.

      cutter spray and long pants too.

      November 2, 2013

  • SAMeer

    Team... i will be 10 -15 minutes late, missed morning alarm and wakeup late... on my way...

    November 2, 2013

  • Hugo

    I'll be standing visibly after you enter the park to direct people till 11::10. Baseball cap. Shorts and daypack.

    November 2, 2013

    • Tara

      Which entrance will you be at?

      November 2, 2013

  • Hugo

    Me r meeting in between the soccer and baseball fields.

    November 2, 2013

  • Ingrid

    Just parked not sure where to go find everyone

    November 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm waiting for Hugo to post the meeting site landmark :-)

      November 2, 2013

  • Rafael

    I am here already. Hugo should be here anytime.

    November 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just saw his blue jeep go by

      November 2, 2013

  • Tiffani J.

    Is there a costs involved?

    November 1, 2013

    • Matthew C.

      If we go to a state park you might need to pay the fee to get in unless you have a park pass. No park pass and its 7-8 per person in the car. Park pass is 70 for a year and one covers everyone in a car.
      When we go to a state park just hitup someone who carpools and has one, get in free.

      2 · November 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have the state parking pass if anyone wants to carpool on a state park hike.

      November 2, 2013

  • Albert

    There's a softball tourney here. Parking may be difficult with the tailgaters.

    November 2, 2013

    • Hugo

      Everybody. Park where you can you may need to go to other lots in park. I'll post gathering landmark soon.

      November 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I parked in the lot to the right as soon as you enter the park.

      November 2, 2013

  • Matthew C.

    going to be a few minutes late. Dealing with a company here and fraud prevention ******** declining my order stuff

    November 2, 2013

  • Cowboy Ranger l.

    See u there.

    November 2, 2013

  • Tiffani J.

    I had to work today :(( im upset.

    November 2, 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 10AM. If I am not full with my regular carpoolers, then I may have room.

    1 · October 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will meet you there.

      November 2, 2013

    • David

      I will be there - I can either drive or ride along with someone

      November 2, 2013

  • Tiffani J.

    What do i need to bring?

    November 1, 2013

    • Tom P.

      Walking shoes, 2-3 liters of water and snacks for the break. A hat and sunscreen will help if you are prone to burning.

      November 1, 2013

  • Michelle

    Excited about this... Waiting to see what Houston has to offer as far as hiking goes, az has some of the best in the nation. It's going to be fun.

    November 1, 2013

  • Carl J

    This group must be the biggest on meetup. Awesome!

    1 · November 1, 2013

  • Ann Epstein V.

    I may have to "back out" of this hike, I stabbed myself in my right buttock with a steak knife. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the ASI ( American Society of Idiots). The doctor said I shouldn't go, but I am an idiot!

    2 · November 1, 2013

    • Beth

      I love that you had a sense of humor in this - sounds like something I could do. :)

      November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first hike with the group. Looking forward to it.

    November 1, 2013

  • Ingrid

    wow!! this is hike is starting to sound super exciting. Hopefully I survive, I had to buy tennis shoes cause it turned out that I didn't own any. eekk!! can't wait to meet some really cool people. :)

    October 30, 2013

  • Matthew C.

    Make sure you bring rain gear, cause whenever I go, I make it rain.
    Except the last hike, that was really nice.

    October 30, 2013

    • Beth

      It's true... Nickname options "rainmaker" (too obvious?)...or "lightning"sin­ce it seems you bring that too... or "thor"

      October 30, 2013

    • Matthew C.

      I like thor. Now only if i was norwegian

      October 30, 2013

  • Rafael

    I am very excited about this hike. I am doing it with my daughters.

    October 30, 2013

  • Tara

    Hugo - do you know what these trails are like after a heavy rain? I've ridden along the creek close to this area on horseback before -wondering how these trails will be impacted if we get the rain that's forecast in the next couple of days. Thoughts?

    October 30, 2013

    • Hugo

      never been on half of these trails. It may or may not be muddy but it does not matter since hike is on either way. Mud is easy to wash away :-)

      3 · October 30, 2013

    • Blanca G.

      Hike on!!!

      4 · October 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope the mosquitoes are on holidays this weekend

    2 · October 30, 2013

  • Ingrid

    um... not a hiker at all. Haven't really been outdoorsy for a long time, any advice on what I should bring this Saturday??

    1 · October 28, 2013

    • Ingrid

      Ok. Thanks. I'm sure I will be crawling towards the end.

      October 29, 2013

    • Matthew C.

      Theres usually short cuts, or as i like to call them weakcuts, in the path in case you need to leave early.

      2 · October 29, 2013

  • Ken M.

    Sandy and I are RSVPs 100 and 101.

    I think this hike (weather cooperating) will set an all-time attendance record.

    It will be wonderful to be a part of this record-setting event. As always, there's plenty of room on the trail for everyone.

    October 29, 2013

    • jtbrogan

      Ken, just watch out for those mountain bikers...seriously!

      October 29, 2013

  • Von

    Hugo, Can I meet up with you and follow you to the place? I won't be able to carpool this time since my friend and I will only hike a portion of the trail. Thank you.

    October 29, 2013

    • Hugo

      OK.

      October 29, 2013

  • Sonia

    Hugo this park has several Parking lots. Which one will be the meeting place?

    October 29, 2013

    • Hugo

      Park in LOT F in the map. That's near the soft-ball fields.

      October 29, 2013

    • Sonia

      Lol.. I labeled the parking and posted the picture to make sure I would go to the right parking lot!!! Thanks See ya

      October 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are there really 96 people going to hike on Saturday?

    October 29, 2013

    • Hugo

      probably ~60.

      October 29, 2013

  • jtbrogan

    These are excellent trails, but note that much of the route along Cypress Creek is maintained by GHORBA (Greater Houston Off-Road Biking Association) and is VERY popular with mountain bikers, especially during the weekends. Of course, hikers are allowed on the trails anytime, but you'll need to be careful and continually call out your presence to avoid being run over on blind corners. Our Boy Scout Troop regularly trained for a 2-week backpacking trip along these trails, but we left the parking lot at dawn-thirty and were done by the time most bikers hit the trail.

    1 · October 28, 2013

    • Tara

      Horseback riders LOVE the work GHORBA does to maintain the various trails along the creek. No matter how hard we try, we just can't bring our chainsaws out on horseback to maintain the trails. :-)

      October 28, 2013

  • Carl J

    missed the last couple of hikes. I am lookng forward to the hike.

    October 27, 2013

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