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Hike and Purple Martin Search

  • Feb 15, 2014 · 8:45 AM
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So February 14 is Valentines Day.  (ho-hum)  But it's really the day Purple Martin scouts, historically, return to South Texas.  Join us Saturday, the 15th, in the hills North of San Antonio.  We'll meet at the park and ride under the IH 10&Loop 1604 interchange in Northwest San Antonio.  We'll be in the Northeast area of the parking lot.  We'll meet at 8:45AM and leave at exactly at 9AM for the 30 minute drive to the Tapatio Springs Resort, just North of Boerne.  Meet us at the resort if you'd like.  We'll hike the 7 mile loop at a relaxing pace while searching the skies for one these awesome birds.  The trail at Tapatio has elevation change and is rocky in some areas.  Know your abilities.    

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  • Lorena

    Thank you Gary for a wonderful hike with beautiful scenery and great company too.

    February 16, 2014

    • Gary T.

      Thank you Lorena and Hector. Always good to see your smiling faces!

      1 · February 17, 2014

  • Gary T.

    We were a few hours too early. This evening, spotted and heard two scouts flying Southwest to Northeast.

    February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too bad the "Purple Martins" missed out on all the fun! It was a perfect day and a beautiful hike!

    2 · February 15, 2014

    • Paul

      Great to meet you and Ed. As you have found out, we are not pc, but love to have fun.

      February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a wonderful day. Great hiking. Great pics too. Thanks to all.

    1 · February 15, 2014

    • Paul

      It was a pleasure to meet you Carolyn.

      February 15, 2014

  • Paul

    Thanks Gary for a fantastic hike in search of the Purple Martin. Beautiful weather and great people.

    2 · February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful. A great time with good people. Loved the location.

    3 · February 15, 2014

  • Gary T.

    Thanks for coming out today folks. Perfect weather and wonderful company. Sorry I didn't spot a Martin. But that means you shouldn't put your winter clothes away just yet.

    4 · February 15, 2014

  • Patti

    Gary what an awesome hike. The views were amazing. Thanks so much!

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Rafay

    On the way

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Patti

    Is it the parking lot sitting up on the hill by golf course?

    February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to cancel last minute, but last minute I found out that I have to stay home for delivery of a package. Wish I could go!

    February 15, 2014

  • Patti

    I'll meet the group at Tapatio

    February 15, 2014

  • Lorena

    We'll meet you at Tapatio

    February 15, 2014

  • Gary T.

    Saskia and others.....if you are driving to the resort take IH10 West to just past Boerne, exit 539/Johns Rd., turn left over the overpass, and go about 4 miles. We'll meet in the big parking lot just past the hotel lobby.

    February 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Meeting time there should be 930....

      February 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Saskia.

      February 15, 2014

  • Ruby

    Hi Gary, not going to make it... Not feeling well.
    Have fun & see ya next time!

    February 15, 2014

  • Darling

    Not able to make it, you all have fun :)

    February 14, 2014

    • Paul

      See you next time Darling.

      February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it possible that this is the right address?
    Tapatio Springs Country Club and Resort
    202–398 Blue Heron Blvd
    Boerne, TX 78006
    United States

    The pin on the map doesn't seem to be right....???

    February 14, 2014

    • Paul

      Hi Saskia, the pin has been update. You need to take Johns Road. Do not go to the address listed above.

      February 15, 2014

  • Patti

    Gary can't wait for this. Sounds like a great time. Thanks so much!

    February 12, 2014

    • Gary T.

      Thanks Patti. Maybe we can get Paul to dress up like a high flying insect and help us attract a Martin!

      February 14, 2014

    • Patti

      Good Luck on that one!!! hahaha!

      February 14, 2014

  • Gary T.

    I'll be asking for volunteers to drive tomorrow. If you do ride with someone make sure you give him/her some money for gas. Thanks!

    1 · February 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    May bring my puppy friend if that's okay

    February 12, 2014

    • Gary T.

      Rob....I know of no rule that the resort has that would not allow it. If it's OK with them it's OK with me.

      February 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    As long as the cat doesn't run off with my car keys again and I don't have any showings, we're in! Missed a couple hikes and can't wait to get back in the boots!

    1 · February 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am sorry but I decided to change my RSVP. Why? In the past 3&1/2 years I have gone through 3 major surgeries, after two of which I developed blood clots in my lungs, the last of which was an embolism affecting 3 pulmonary arteries. During this entire time I was unable to exercise. I have just been cleared to resume exercise. I am walking daily but. I must admit I am not yet ready for a 7 mile hike. I will miss being with you and hope to be able to join such hikes in the future.

    February 9, 2014

    • Gary T.

      Take care of yourself, Samuel and get well!!!!

      February 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like so much fun! But darn it, I'm working the next three to four Saturdays. Bummer.

    January 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hopefully not too long. You know we love you guys.

      January 21, 2014

    • Paul

      We love y'all also Susan. See the both of you soon. Flower hikes are coming up. Get the camera ready. :-)

      January 21, 2014

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