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Lost Creek Barton Creek Entrance - mostly a hill hike


This is not an official entrance to Barton Creek - but it is a well used one - no legal issues.  This is the farthest upstream entrance I know.  We will have to cross the creek, usually you can cross on rocks, but try to wear shoes that can briefly handle an inch or two of water. Park below the bridge - should be lots of room at 8:00 AM, but if this small road is full park just past the golf course entrance on the other side and walk down.

From Mopac South entrance to 360 go past Scottish Woods and take a left onto Lost Creek, it is almost 3 miles through the neighborhood and there is a small access road (technically Bend O' River Drive, but I've never seen a sign) on the right to go down to the right and below the bridge.  If you pass the golf course entrance after the bridge and on the right - turn around and park on the right and walk down.

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We will go up into the hills on the side away from the Hill of Life and eventually return to creek level and return to lost creek. Hike is estimated to be 2.5 to 3 hours unless we all agree we want to go longer.

Wear good shoes and bring water for yourself - and for your dog if you bring one. As always, we will wait if you are late, on your way and call - otherwise we will leave on time. We will have one short water crossing that might require an inch or so of water - probably not, usually enough stones are above water but it depends on the water level - so try to wear shoes that you would be comfortable if an inch or so got wet briefly.

Dave

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