Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Southern Walnut Creek Trail

If you are looking for a great place to go biking, the Southern Walnut Creek Trail is perfect for both the novice and experienced cyclist.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Hamilton Pool

Hamilton Pool Preserve, located in Dripping Springs, about 30 miles from Austin, is a historic swimming hole where Hamilton Creek spills out over limestone outcroppings to create a 45 foot waterfall. The pool's water level stays pretty constant, even during periods of drought.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Twin Falls and Sculpture Falls Hike

Note added 6/8/16:  The Greenbelt has re-opened.  Waters are running high.  Please stay safe and enjoy!

I will attempt to update this page on a regular basis on the water conditions, but if you happen to visit Twin Falls after the date listed above, please share the love and use the comment space below or email Annemarie at with an update on the creek conditions!  

This has to be one of my favorite hikes in all of Austin.  It is minutes from downtown, and yet, hiking along the Barton Creek Greenbelt, you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Summer is almost here!!

Summer is almost here, which means it is almost time for us to start checking out new places in and around Austin!

Check out our new Austin Top 50 list, including over a dozen new places!


Friday, January 1, 2016

Cougars at the zoo

The cougars at the zoo are seriously cute!  We went to go see them yesterday. 

They look and act just like really big kittens, pouncing on balls (and each other), and chasing sticks  -- until you look down at those huge feet.  Then you realize these are going to be some very big cats!

If you have a chance, check them out!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Violet Crown Trail

A little over a month after the the Violet Crown trail officially opened, we finally made it over to explore the new trail.

The goal of this ambitious trail is to create over 30 miles of trail that goes from downtown Zilker park, south to Hays County.  As of right now, they have finished the trail for the six miles from Zilker to Brodie lane.  

The next phase of this project will connect the trail to the Wildflower Center and Veloway by 2016. 

There are hopes of a third phase, to eventually connect this trail to the Onion Creek Management Unit in Hays County.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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