Del Rio Walkabout
San Felipe Creek runs through old Del Rio, fed by one of the largest artesian springs in Texas. A green corridor of parks with walking paths stripe the banks. It was a fairly windy day and not wanting to battle the winds paddleboarding Lake Amistad again, we walked all the way from San Felipe Natural Spring Park into old town and back to get some fresh air. This was a couple weeks ago; I just forgot to post about it until now. Enjoy the pictures!
Hill Country State Natural Area Ride
Hill Country Natural Area in Bandera, Texas is over 5,000 acres of canyons, plateaus, and views. Formerly a working ranch, it opened to the public in 1984 and has over 40 miles of trails. It was overcast, 80 degrees and 100% humidity the day we drove out for a mountain bike ride. We rode a 16 mile loop with 1654’ of climbing.
A lot of trails were very challenging with rocks littering the surface and steep climbs up to hilltops and plateaus. It’s unfortunate it was so socked in that day because the view up on top of some of those hills and plateaus would be spectacular. Every once in awhile things would blow out and we’d catch glimpses of miles and miles of rolling green hills. Sotols mix with cedar and oak to create an interesting landscape.
The coronavirus is dampening some of our plans here in San Antonio, but hey, a lot of people are far worse off than us so we’ll do what we can, and maybe come back to the area next year to see and do all the things we’re missing. Stay safe everyone!