You might think I’m crazy, but dramatic fall scene in Texas is rare. It’s hard to predict when the leaves would change color. Most of the times the wind would blow them all down even before they got to change color completely. So, when Backpacker magazine November edition arrived in the mail box and one of the month’s top trips and picks was a hike in Pedernales Falls State Park with a dramatic view of fall season, I instantly told my husband that we must go there. Besides, it is said the cypresses along the riverbanks don’t typically turn until …
Surely it’s not enough to explore Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in one day. There’s so much to see and to do. Not to mention if you have to drive three and a half hours to get there; like we did. We arrived on Friday morning at 10.30 and left the next morning before 8 a.m. because my son had a birthday party to attend at 1 p.m. So, we tried to use our time to the max.
Last weekend we went hiking at Cleburne State Park with our son’s Webelos den. They had to hike for 3 miles, one of the requirements for them to get their Webelos Walkabout Badge. The planned was to hike the Spillway Trail and continued to Limestone Ridge Trail.
When I went online to check out the hiking trails at Copper Breaks State Park, it is said that Bull Canyon Trail – Short Loop is ideal for visitors with limited time to explore the park. Since we were spending a night there, I added another trail, Juniper Ridge Nature Trail, to our list. Somehow the description about this trail interests me more and I know my son and his friend would enjoy it, too.
Our family like to go camping & hiking, and in Texas, Spring Break is one of the best times to do it. Last year we went to Hill Country, and this year we went to the Panhandle. But that’s not it. This year our son’s buddy came along with us and he had never done hiking before. Interesting, huh?