This hike is much farther south Austin than the ones we have been having. The turn off from Slaughter is easy to miss - so you may want to check the GPS.
Mary Moore Searight park is off of Slaughter - very close to I-35. From Slaughter and I-35 head West on Slaughter and take a left onto S Mary Moore Searight Dr. (it is really easy to miss this turn, right next to an apartment complex) follow it to the parking lot at the end - we will meet at the pavilion and hike from there. This will probably be about a 2.5 hour hike, have to stretch to make this that long. The hike is people and dog friendly, bring water for both.
I've been listening to Nassim Taleb's book Antifragile - so we could talk about randomness, centralization and how that relates to the rise and fall of civilizations or companies, we might talk about the social implications of mobile growth Internationally, me might talk about behavioral economics and how it seems to indicate that we are all slaves to dopamine and oxytocin, we might talk about elements only created in supernovas (hint: everything above Iron-56), or more likely than any of those, we'll hike and chat about our week, what we've done, where we are from, the light on the lake, etc.
If you are going to be late - please call my cell at (512)[masked] - otherwise we leave the trailhead at 7 am.