CUMULATIVE LSHT MILEAGE = 8.22MI
ITS PROBABLY STILL HOT AND SO BRING PLENTY OF WATER AND WEAR SUMMER GEAR.
For Our Progress On The LSHT This Time Around: CLICK HERE (http://files.meetup.com/1731871/H.A.T.s%20Lone%20Star%20Hiking%20Trail%202014-2015%20Quest.pdf)
I am also keeping track of active LSHT hiker's progress. CLICK HERE (http://files.meetup.com/1731871/LSHT_hikers.pdf) for their progress so far.
For How We Did It Last Time: CLICK HERE (http://files.meetup.com/1731871/H.A.T.s%20Lone%20Star%20Hiking%20Trail%202011-2014%20Quest.pdf)
This Hike: We will do the LSHT trail portion between TH parking #'s 2 to 3, ~5.44mi, that when combined with other trails nearby and some backtracking will add up to a ~9mi loop. For our planned route map, CLICK HERE (http://files.meetup.com/1731871/H.A.T.s_22_2014_Hike_Maps.pdf), and follow the yellow hashes and arrows on the way out and the red hashes and arrows on the way back.
For the last times we done these trails portions: CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/Houston-Area-Trails-More/photos/1284674/), HERE (http://www.meetup.com/Houston-Area-Trails-More/photos/1313385/), & HERE (http://www.meetup.com/Houston-Area-Trails-More/photos/1329699/)
Gathering Place: Drive to the LSHT #2 Sandy Branch Trailhead parking lot. http://goo.gl/maps/TSqN9 The best way to access this TH is probably to make a left on Bethel Rd from off 149. Type "FM 149 & Bethel Rd" on your GPS and that should take you to the intersection where you make a left if coming from the east. Bethel Rd will become a gravel road and then keep on eye on the trailhead on your right.
The parking lot is a small lot and so some people will have to park on the roadside nearby. Click the ballon icon above to determine directions from your your location. Please make sure to review map route and compare with the hike map to make sure it makes sense to you and so that you don't get lost.
Forecast : CLICK HERE (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-95.75546&lat=30.50999#.U_E60LxdWHc)
Official Park Website : CLICK HERE (http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/texas/home)
Official LSHT Club: CLICK HERE (http://lonestartrail.org/)
Optional After Hike Event : B-52 Brewing Company (http://b52brewing.com/) Woohoo, a new brewery!