Barton Creek - Taco Deli/Spyglass Entrance

Meet at the Barton Creek trail head that is off the Barton Skyway Mopac entrance, roughly halfway between the Colorado River and where 360 crosses Mopac south of that. From Mopac going south take the Barton Skyway exit, turn left and park near where it dead ends around Taco Deli.

We will hike 2.5-3 hours at most and will climb up and go along the cliff when the path is close to the cliff. There is the stone bridge to optionally cross, plus two or three great panoramic views. If you have not already done this hike it is not to be missed.

The creek bed is likely to be dry for the complete segment we will be coming back on and the hill segment has no water, so bring water for dogs if you have them and for yourself definitely. Good shoes, good attitude all important.

Dave

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  • Lupita

    Thank you Teresa and Paul for walking me back to my car! I'm doing fine now, no stitches needed. :)
    (I tried responding to your message through your friend Pablo's account but it's blocked to all but organizers. I hope you see this)

    January 20, 2013

    • Jerry

      Glad your ok and no stitches :-)

      January 21, 2013

    • Lupita

      Thank you!

      January 21, 2013

  • R.P.

    Sorry I missed it! :-(. Looking forward to the next one.

    January 20, 2013

  • Michele

    Wow! Lots of great pictures. Thanks for taking the time to post them.

    January 20, 2013

  • Dave

    Update on my wayward dog, A couple women found Stokie and called me once Michele and I were close to there. Looks like she never turned around - my bad, but she seems fine, thanks Michele, thanks folks.

    1 · January 20, 2013

    • Pat B.

      Glad to hear that. My dog (Cooper) is passed out. Job done.

      January 20, 2013

    • Jerry

      I think the dogs got confused when we doubled back. Some of it was they were doing their own thing as we crossed the creek and those climbers were also on the other side. My daughter saw my dog Pearl out in the middle of the creek looking around trying to tell which group we were until I called her. I'm glad you found Stokie.

      January 20, 2013

  • Pat B.

    Had a great time.

    January 20, 2013

  • Michele

    I'm a Torchy's fan myself. Good hike. And great conversation as always. Thanks Dave.

    January 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss the hike this AM. Hope you all had a great time!!!!

    January 20, 2013

  • R.P.

    This is my first time for this hike and with group. Do you guys have an estimated finish time. I have a meeting at Noon and was wondering if we'll be back by then. What do you think?

    January 20, 2013

    • Michele

      If experience is any indicator we will be back around 11.

      January 20, 2013

  • kay

    I can't make it. 10am committment. Sunday afternoon would
    work for me.

    January 19, 2013

  • Valerie B.

    I would like to suggest that, whenever possible, you offer directions to those of us who use public transportation. The Spyglass trail head can be accessed via Metrobus # 30...Thanks!

    1 · January 18, 2013

    • Dave

      Valerie - feel free to post public transportation directions for any hike you are on, I frankly don't know them

      January 19, 2013

  • Martha

    Michele. Are you the geocache lady? If so, are you going to do a geocache hike/event soon?

    January 18, 2013

    • Michele

      Martha-I am. I'm just back from a month away. Let's talk about a geocache adventure on Sunday!

      1 · January 18, 2013

    • Martha

      I can't attend the hike tomorrow but I am all in for the adventure.

      January 19, 2013

  • Laura S.

    This will be my first hike with this group. May I bring my daughter? May I bring a friend?

    January 15, 2013

    • Michele

      Laura, I have no authority to answer your questions but I will because I'm like that. There are rarely children on these hikes so whether your daughter would enjoy it remains to be seen. They are somewhat rigorous so I'd think anyone under 10-ish (I made that up) and not in shape would have a bit of trouble. One of our regular hikers has two nephews she's always threatening to bring. Perhaps this is the week! As to bringing friends, of course, the more the merrier.

      January 16, 2013

    • Laura S.

      Definitely got it! All's good. My daughter is 13 going on 21 and could handle a rigorous hike. But I definitely respect the desire to not open the floodgate to kids. Ugh. I much prefer an adult crowd! Thanks for stepping up and providing an answer!

      January 18, 2013

  • Martha

    Do we get a taco at the finish?

    January 16, 2013

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