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Steiner Ranch Hike (30.357249,-97.90928­)

Directions - Starting from 2222 head West from MOPAC, turn left on 620, take a left onto  Steiner Ranch Blvd., another left onto N Quinlan Park Rd and keep going until you take a right onto Bright Sky Overlook - park close to the first left which is Cassiopeia Way.  Bright Sky Overlook may not be well marked it is the next right after Capella Way.

Parking is simply on the street near Cassiopeia as the trail head is on the other side of the road from Cassiopeia.

We will hike for 2-3 hours, bring water, water for dogs if you bring dogs and good shoes.

Topics: So if there is advanced intelligent life out there, how could be we convince them that we have an sufficiently advanced civilization to be willing to talk to?  The re-runs of 'I Love Lucy' that we have been broadcasting since the 1960, may be too diffuse to detect and even if they could be detected ... might not be the right kind of evidence. I'm thinking that maybe there are technologies that we haven't dreamed of whose use would be detectable (e.g. the ability to draw energy from dark matter or dark energy) might be the convincing item.

What else - New Zealand has outlawed software patents, does that mean that lots of software development will move there?

Xprize pulled the plug on its $10M Genomics competition?  What would you like to see as goals for the next Xprize (e.g. where's my flying car?)? Nissan says they'll have self driving ones by 2020.

Researchers have created direct communication between two humans' brains, allowing a subject to play a video game with another subject's fingers. Once this can be done by remote control - I'm seeing a whole new set of crime drama plots.

My cell is (512)[masked] - call if you are running late, else we will leave from the trail head on time.

Dave

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  • Dave

    So although we were 'legal' in the sense that we were the guest of someone who showed up, given the notification most of use got on our car - I guess we will need to identify a Steiner Ranch resident who is coming before the hike in the future.

    September 1, 2013

    • BrianM

      I just figured it was someone who lives nearby and gets bent anytime they see cars parked there.

      September 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think you’re right, Maddix. Otherwise there would have been an HOA, signature, phone number, contact, etc...

      September 1, 2013

  • Dawn

    It was great!

    September 1, 2013

  • Oscar

    Is this a private area? Since I'm new to the austin, anyone know of any other areas to be weary of?

    September 1, 2013

  • Carolyn P.

    I was 5 minutes late and never found ya. Did hook up with some other late folks and it was a very enjoyable hike. Thanks for bringing us all there.

    September 1, 2013

  • Jenifer

    On the way, may be a few mins late ;)

    September 1, 2013

  • Oscar

    Ahh... thought it was 15 mins away but its 40 minutes away. Ill catch the next one :) enjoy the weekend

    September 1, 2013

  • Dave

    Also there is no semblance of a parking lot - we are all parking on the street in a residential neighborhood

    1 · September 1, 2013

  • Jamie S.

    My dog isn't feeling well, I better not join this week. :(

    September 1, 2013

  • Dave

    Folks - My phone is dead so, I will not know if you call the above number prior to the hike if you are running later or directions are unclear. I'll be there though.

    September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live on Riverside

    August 31, 2013

    • Oscar

      My trek starts from south austin, around the 35 and william cannon, if you are on the way I can pick u up. I'm fairly new to austin so not sure where riverside is other than when I'm downtown near capital factory. Let me know. Cheers.

      August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone doing carpool?

    August 31, 2013

  • Oscar

    Yey!

    August 28, 2013

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