Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wild Basin

This week we took advantage of the warmer temps and took a hike through Wild Basin Wilderness Refuge.

Wild Basin is in situated in the Hill Country so there is beautiful scenery to and from the refuge. It still amazes me that there can be such a drastic difference in topography in just 20 miles N,S,E and W of Central Austin. You can go from flat plains to rolling hills or from rocky terrain to blackland mud in 20 minutes depending on which direction you go.

This may not seem odd to locals, but this is one of the first things we noticed when we first moved here.

This is the position Summer always assumes on all of our hiking trips. She is a rock lover for sure. Before long we will have to rent out storage for all the rocks she collects on our explorations...

Here are Summer and I in front of the waterfall.

Here we are taking the path up the hill....

Here we are once we made it to the top of the hill...

I have no idea who Summer was waving to...

Toby decided to play Three Billy Goats Gruff at the bridge...

Exploring and hiking is one activity we all enjoy. We always come home feeling refreshed and of course tired after our hike...well, all of us but Summer. :-)


  1. You always seem happy when you are wondering around discovering new trails!

  2. I've tried explaining to these urbanites of the NE just how close COUNTRY is to places like Austin. Like you said, 20 minutes and you're out of the city, while around here it takes a couple of hours. So many of my students have never experienced true country.

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