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H.A.T.s _52_2013 Lone Star Hiking Trail #18 ~10mi

  • Dec 14, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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This is hike #18 of  19 that we will do to complete the LSHT (Lone Star Hiking Trail).  For our progress so far CLICK HERE.

The Hike: YOUR COOPERATION IS APPRECIATED ON THIS HIKE. This hike is for the LSHT purist.  Sometimes the LSHT has been routed along country/farm roads and in this case it will be ~ 5miles or half the hike. During this portion it is highly recommended we remain close together in groups to protect against possible local domestic dogs that may not be friendly.  I don't think it will be problem but just in case lets stick together for the first 5 miles. This will be a shuttle hike as well.  For details on that see the "Gathering Place" section below. For the route map, CLICK HERE.

           My phone in case you get lost:[masked]

Fall colors are at their peak along the Lone Star Trail. This next photo was taken Saturday, December 9 on the trail:

Gathering Place:  Initially drive to the LSHT #10 Magnolia parking place as indicated in the ballon icon above.  At that location we will try to fit people into the smallest number of cars to shuttle to LSHT #9 Big Woods for the start of the hike.  At the end of the hike, drivers will be shuttled back to there to get their cars.  For a map of the driving route from the gathering place to the start of the hike CLICK HERE.  I will provide paper copies at the hike.

Forecast : CLICK HERE

Official Park Website : CLICK HERE

Official LSHT Club: CLICK HERE

Optional After Hike Event : The Red Brick Tavern in Conroe

http://www.theredbricktavern.com/ordereze/home.aspx

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  • David B.

    This is David, you can call me Dave, so I can attest for all Dave/David's in attendance, we had a great time! Thanks as usual Hugo for another great hike & after hike experience!

    1 · December 14, 2013

    • David

      I sure did. LOL!

      December 15, 2013

    • Dave R.

      David, if we call you Dave, then there are now two of us - no less confusing - Dave

      December 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I found I still have problems with names, for a few hike if you say "hi Ginger" and I look blank, just punch me and say "remember.." This is not new.... always have problems with names until I call you by name, make me say your name.. several times, until I laugh and then I will remember.....

    1 · December 15, 2013

    • David

      There is a high probability that if you say David, you might get it right. Also Stephanie is quite common. So David, "Dave" or Stephani if you want to gamble. ;)

      1 · December 15, 2013

  • Tracy

    Even my feet still sore (: ... but still looking forward to the next hiking :)

    1 · December 15, 2013

    • David

      Yeah same here. I'm getting some mole skins next time LOL.

      December 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I changed socks mid walk and that helps a lot. but still have some falling arches issues. Loved the hike regardless.

      December 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    this was a great group of hikers, no matter if I pulled ahead for a quick walk or fell back for a rest, there was always someone who pulled in beside me for a chat. I loved that. So many different interest, many different conversations. I went home tired but happy. Was in bed by 8:30 slept until 6 AM - more exercise better sleep.
    I struggled the last 2 miles, so an eight mile walk is good for me.

    2 · December 15, 2013

  • Tracy

    Most people think Houston is a "boring" place to live because there is not much to see compare to the other cities . Life is what you make out of it. There is EVERYTHING to do if you could think of! Ashley, Laetitia and I enjoyed so much this hiking. Thanks Hugo. You are awesome! And thanks Mr. Mike for keeping me company. Without you, I would get ....lost in the jungle because not able to catch up with the group.

    December 15, 2013

  • William N.

    Great hike, meet lots of nice people. Liked trees changing, leaves blowing, deep forest. thank you Hugo.

    December 15, 2013

  • Michael W

    Great hike. Didn't care for the walk on the road, but I had a great time.

    December 14, 2013

  • Winnie H.

    Super. As usual. Especially liked it when we were deep in the forest away from the cars. Love Houston but need regular "green" fixes to counterbalance the concrete and roadway noise. HATs has been a godsend for me and Hugo is awesome.

    3 · December 14, 2013

  • Hugo

    For people arriving late head to start if hike at ira denson road

    December 14, 2013

  • Ken M.

    I'm at Trailhead # 9. I came straight here because I need to make a quick getaway after the hike.

    It's 53 degrees F here, mostly clear sky, with a tad of wind.

    Any last minute changes?

    December 14, 2013

  • David

    Last minute carpool check - I'm going to be driving from sugar land, did anyone need a ride or have a ride I can join?

    December 13, 2013

    • David

      Thanks Dan, I'd rather go to the after event. David can you send me your address again? Thanks

      December 13, 2013

    • Kevin

      yes, i need a ride. i just posted my information. if you still have room i would love to go. i can park in sugarland. i live in rosenberg near 36 and 59. i can give you my phone number if you email me.

      December 13, 2013

  • Kevin

    i am on the late train, i know....but i would like to ride with someone please. i live in rosenberg near 36 and 59. i can come to sugarland. any room still? email me and i can give you my phone number.

    December 13, 2013

  • Dan

    Does anyone know is there construction on 59?

    December 13, 2013

  • Dan

    I want to carpool but have early evening plans same day. Can carpool from energy corridor area or will show up at park to see if we can form an early return party.

    December 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dan did you find a car pool to ride with? I could drive up the beltway instead of out 59 - we could meet at the HCC campus north of 10. I would let you drive, and I don't want to go with the group after, also have early evening plans. let me know. Ginger

      December 13, 2013

  • Alex

    Hey Hugo sorry to cancel but something else came up. Always enjoy your hikes maybe next time I can make it out.

    December 13, 2013

  • Cheryl Y

    This will be my first hike with all of you and trying to get prepared. David mentions an FAQ but I can't find it.
    I also have early evening plans down in Kemah(holiday party at 6p)
    Is there an option to do have the hike?

    December 12, 2013

    • David

      Welcome to the group! I'm a newbie myself The FAQ is in the about page, here: http://www.meetup.com...­. Not sure on the other question, unless someone plans on parking half-way. The event is from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM so you should have time to make it to Kemah.

      December 12, 2013

  • Kristina

    Will the hike last to 3:30pm? I also have early evening plans and wasnt sure if I could do both the hike and early evening plans.

    December 12, 2013

  • David

    This will be my first event with this group. I just read the FAQ page, will pull out my old backpack, dust it off, and start planning. Any other recommendations? How should we prepare for the weather?

    1 · December 7, 2013

    • Blanca G.

      A pancho wouldn't hurt...you can get a fairly inexpensive one at academy or even at the dollar store.

      1 · December 10, 2013

    • Dan

      In an emergency a trash bag with a plastic grocery sack over head does a reasonable job of keeping a person dry.

      2 · December 10, 2013

  • Dave W.

    I'll be at the LSHT Club party that morning at Double Lake. I might catch the end of this hike in the afternoon. I added a recent photo of the fall foliage to the hike description above.

    December 9, 2013

  • Dave R.

    I look forward to this hike. It is my favorite section of the LSHT - past Double Lake to Big Creek Scenic Area.

    December 9, 2013

  • Alex

    If any one wants to car pool, let me know. I live in the spring brach area.

    December 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be driving from the hwy 90/ Ft Bend county toll road area and have room for 3 others in my car if you would like to car pool. Discussion of rather we'd go to the REDBrick tavern after will be agreed on in advance. The drive is over one I hour from downtown Houston.

    December 8, 2013

  • Tracey

    "During this portion it is highly recommended we remain close together in groups to protect against possible protective domestic dogs. " Is this the first time we've had to do this? :)

    November 14, 2013

    • Tracey

      Should we bring weapons (sticks) in case?

      December 7, 2013

    • Ann Epstein V.

      What? No puppies? Can't Hugo arrange for cute puppies?

      December 8, 2013

  • Mark

    hi ... I think I may go!

    1 · December 6, 2013

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