Our next hike is at beautiful Bright Leaf. Bright Leaf is a private 200-acre nature preserve that's within the city limits of Austin. People are only allowed to visit the preserve as part of a guided nature hike. We're going to be one of the few groups that gets to go there just to sit, listen, and do our thing. Bright leaf is on Creek Mountain Road, which is off of 2222 between Mesa Dr. and Mt. Bonnell Rd. We'll meet at 10am and finish around 1pm. The park is gated and the gate will be closed at 10:10, so be early or else you might miss the hike. Afterwards we'll go for lunch somewhere nearby.
Remember, this hike is at 10am, not the usual 9am.
Bring hiking boots for ankle support, and wear shoes you don't mind getting a little wet, because we have to cross a little creek twice. Hike length is between 1.5 and 2 miles, but expect some exercise because we go uphill for the first half. You should also WEAR LONG PANTS just in case we find ourselves dealing with biting flies sometimes found at the park. (A friend of mine is finding these flies elsewhere, so they are in season.)
Newcomers, here's how the outings works. We walk into nature and have either one long creative stop or two short ones. BOREDOM IS NOT ALLOWED. Be prepared to happily entertain yourself for however long we take. Also, TALKING IS NOT ALLOWED during the creative breaks, except for niceties and necessities. That way people can enjoy the nature and focus on their creations. After each break we'll gather again to share our creations. We do plenty of talking outside the breaks.
I'll see you at Bright Leaf!