Friday, February 10, 2017

Slaughter Creek Trail

Slaughter Creek Trail is the very last trail in Austin that Toby and I have not hiked yet. I've had this one on my to do list for awhile, so today we finally bit the bullet and headed to the trail.

Even though I enjoyed the hike, this trail offered nothing for my visual senses. If I had never ventured there I wouldn't have missed much.

The trail was pretty desolate except for a few bikers and runners. I found it interesting that every single one of them made eye contact and acknowledged us. Depending on where your from this may or may not be an unusual thing, but in my experiences here in Austin the usual custom on every other hiking trail we've been on, no eye contact is made nor a spoken word or even a simple head nod in passing.  By my own accession, I believe this is because there are so many transplants from all over the U.S. in Austin. You always know when you've encountered a true southerner because they speak. So, if nothing else I can say Slaughter Creek Trail gets my vote for the friendliest trail in Austin.

Toby got me a selfie stick for Christmas, and this was the first time we got to use it...

Even though we've been doing some hiking in our local area, it was nice to get out and explore some new trails.


  1. You are right, not much to look at! I like new adventures, though, so I would have been happy to go along.

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  3. I love reading your blog posts! Maybe that trail would be better on the visual senses in the spring? And lol I guess I'm not a true southern but more out of being an introvert :)