If you get out of work late on a Friday evening, you only have so much time for a sunset hike. My plan at Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve was to make it to the waterfall, then to hit the Scenic Overlook before the sun went down and the park was closed. I made it. 🙂
Today’s hike started off at Booty’s Road Park. This is probably my favorite section of the trails along the San Gabriel River with short cliffs on one side and the River on the other side. There are birds and deer along the way also. The trail is gravel in some places and paved in others with resting spots sprinkled throughout. You can hike for a short while and return to the park, or you can take out on a longer route if you want more exercise. Overall, a nice hiking experience in Georgetown.
The Cameron Park Zoo in Waco Texas turns out to be a pretty fun place to watch and learn about lots of critters and stuff. Here are a few of my favorites.
Twin Lakes Park is full of facilities for adults and kids. It even has its own YMCA. But if you get away from things and walk along the lakesides, you can find beauty.
I took a visit to Bull Creek this evening after work to see how the recent rains have contributed to the water flow. It was pumping. A hiker’s Labrador Retriever attempted to bound across the rocks, and accidentally got swept into and over the main falls. There was a minor rescue effort to get him back on dry land, but he shook off the water and was back in high spirits before long. The lady bug hung onto her flower and watched the whole event in anticipation.
There is a waterfall not far from the Hamilton Greenbelt trailhead. When the water is not flowing too strong, you can climb out on the edge and watch the fish swimming below, beneath the ferns and a few scattered wildflowers.
On this sunny Saturday, I took a walk through Zilker Botanical Garden. There were flowers, trees, bamboo, fish, dinosaurs, waterfalls, and other things wanting to be photographed.