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We will walk a fast pace along the scenic roads of Olmos Park, remind ourselves the world has not come an end, and envy wildlife who are not yet required to be masked and socially distant. We will meet under "The Yard" sign off McCullough Ave , plan our route, and head out. There is an Italian Place with a very nice patio where we will rally. Those who are interested, after the event we will stop by for a late leisurely happy hour and dinner, after all, not much to do or places to go. NOTE - please no dogs to be part of the group for the hike or the happy hour.
IMPORTANT - you need to obtain a day/time specific pass for entry to this park. Showing up without one, or thinking you can use your annual pass will get your turned away. Go to the TPWD site and get your pass. Link below to the HIll Country State Natural Area https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/park_maps/pwd_mp_p4507_115.pdf The hiking area is rugged high elevation terrain, mix of shady areas and open skies, no facilities (aside from HQ bldg) so bring plenty of water, proper headgear, sunscreen, snacks and good hiking shoes. Cell phone reception is sparse at best and sporadic. This is a moderate to advance hike so please consider your hiking abilities prior to signing up. This is not a beginner's hike but we will hike at a moderate pace as we have not been too active lately. If unsure of your pace and you sign up, ask the hike organizer to recommend trails that may best suit your level of experience. If you are an active person who runs or hikes frequently you should do fine.
IMPORTANT - you need to obtain a day/time specific pass for entry to this park. Showing up without one, or thinking you can use your annual pass will get your turned away. Go to the TPWD site and get your pass. Come out to this beautiful park by the Guadalupe River. We will hike at a moderate pace for about 6 miles and end up at the river. Wear good hiking shoes. It is only 6 miles on a relatively flat surface so the pace will be appropriate! Portions of the trails are rocky and some may be a bit muddy if we have rain the day before. CARPOOL LOCATION/MEET TIME: 10am at the Stone Oaks HEB off US 281. Directions - Take 281 North to Bulverde, take 46 West, drive for 7-8 miles and turn right onto TX-P31 to Guadalupe State Park. At the park, we will meet close to the restrooms down by the river. We usually park on the right side of the parking lot by the river. Guadalupe River Texas State Park 3350 Park Road 31 Spring Branch, TX 78070 (830) 438 - 2656
Dante's Trail through Purgatory Creek Natural Area is a 7.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near San Marcos, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. We will meet at the parking area located at the corner of Hunter Road and Wonder World Drive. There is about 35 parking spaces. For reference, the parking lot is located off Hunter Road almost at the corner...across from the Subway Restaurant. The map pin accurately shows where we will be meeting. The 463-acre Purgatory Creek Natural Area is within the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone, is home to Purgatory Creek, and includes upland meadows, canyon bluffs of 40 feet or more, dense juniper thickets, champion oaks, and a flood control dam. Please bring plenty of water for the hike it will be hot. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/texas/purgatory-creek-natural-area