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New Meetup: Camping Trip and Zip Line Canopy Tour in Spicewood

From: user 2.
Sent on: Monday, March 9, 2009 9:42 PM
Get ready for some fun!!!

Announcing a new Meetup for The San Antonio Hiking & Outdoors Meetup Group!

What: Camping Trip and Zip Line Canopy Tour in Spicewood

When: May 16,[masked]:00 AM

Price: $65.00 per person

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: This is an overnight camping trip to a beautiful location near Spicewood (west of Austin). Krause Springs is possibly the most beautiful swimming hole in the state. Situated on a bluff overlooking Cypress Creek, Krause Springs is actually two swimming holes in one. As the rolling ranch land begins its rapid descent to the creek and Lake Travis, the Krause home sits at a high point with the parking lot. At the next level below the house is the spring-fed swimming pool and below that is the creek, lined with towering cypress trees and a waterfall coming over a cliff covered with ferns. There are 32 springs throughout the campground, which made it perfect for the original Native American residents and now benefits latter-day campers and swimmers. Two springs feed the 70' by 20' swimming pool at a rate of 70 gallons a minute at a temperature of about 70 degrees. The springs have never slowed down, even during severe drought. The tent camping area is in a meadow above the creek with lots of shade trees and there are lots of hiking trails.

On Saturday we will depart San Antonio, set up camp, and explore. The next morning we'll break camp and head over to Cypress Valley Zip Lines Canopy Tours for a thrilling eco-adventure, where we will fly through the canopy of old growth cypress trees, some up to 100 feet tall. A new world unfolds as you glide on steel zip lines from platform to platform high in the treetops, harnessed in climbing gear, for an exciting look at Texas Hill Country nature from a completely new perspective. Before or after the canopy zip tour, we can enjoy a picnic and swimming at a private lake on the grounds. Depending on what time we get done with that we could hit some nearby wineries or just head back to San Antonio.

Cost:


Camping is $10 per person, cash only, payable upon arrival.
Zip Line Tour is $65 per person; however if we can get at least 20 people committed to go, we will get a $10 pp discount. Anyone interested in the tour MUST pre-pay no later than April 15. If for some reason the trip doesn't go, you will receive a full refund. If we get the discount you will be refunded the $10 for the discount. IMPORTANT: Anyone who RSVPs yes but hasn't paid by the deadline will be removed from the list. (Pre-payment is required by the zip line place). If you want to camp but not go to the zip line tour, please indicate in your RSVP comments to avoid being removed. You can also just go to watch and not participate, for no charge.

Other information:
Please bring camping and hiking gear, appropriate clothing, and enough food/drinks for the weekend for everyone in your party. Kids are OK but no pets. No glass containers at the campground. Here are Cypress Valley's recommendations:

Guests should wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes. Please remove all jewelry and sunglasses prior to the tour. Jewelry, cell phones and personal possessions should be stored in your vehicle or left at home. Cypress Valley is not responsible for personal property lost, damaged, or stolen during the tour. If you will be swimming, bring a swimming suit and towel. Cameras with secure retaining straps are permitted on the tour. Cameras without retaining straps are not recommended. Food and drinks are allowed, but please, No Glass and No Alcohol.

You can also attend the Zip Line portion without camping. This event page will be updated with the time to meet us there when the event gets closer.

Carpool Location:

Loop 1604 and 281 North behind the Credit Union. If you're not carpooling, meet us at the campground around noon. Krause Springs is about 1.5 hours from San Antonio.


We expect to be back in San Antonio late afternoon on Sunday, May 17th.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/SAOutdoors/calendar/9920444/

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