Join us for an easy-paced 5 mile round-trip hike to the free Zilker Kite Festival (http://www.abckitefestival.com/). Bring a kite to fly (http://www.gkites.com/howtofly/sl-htf.html) (optional) and picnic lunch or buy food at the park. Great for kids and well-behaved (http://www.austintexas.gov/department/scoop-the-poop) dogs on leash who can walk the distance. The plan is to hang out at the festival for an hour or so... We may also make a quick visit the Botanic Garden (http://www.zilkergarden.org/) (entrance fee $3 max). Some persons may choose to return (out-and-back route) at a different time - if so please inform the Leader or Sweep when departing.
The club appreciates a small donation to support our conservation and outreach programs.
In case of rain or threatening weather, the festival may be cancelled... If in doubt, check this page 1.5 hours before the event, or the Austin Sierra Club (http://texas2.sierraclub.org/austin/) web page if the Meetup site is down.
Consider taking Cap Metro (http://www.capmetro.org/planner) to the event... Parking is typically available on Sharon Ln