Hill Country State Natural Area 2018

posted Dec 24, 2017, 11:17 AM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Feb 14, 2018, 2:48 PM ]


Quick Facts

  • February 9th - 11th, 2018
  • Hill Country State Natural Area, Bandera, Texas
  • Backpacking

Cars

 Rich - DriverSteve - Driver 
 Andrew Jill
 Kristen Grant
 James Anna
  Sabrina

Itinerary

Friday
  • 6:30 pm - meet at annex for pizza
  • 7:00 pm - drive to Hill Country State Natural Area (10600 Bandera Creek Road, Bandera, TX 78003) (2.5 - 3 hour drive)
  • 10:00 pm - arrive at campground and set up camp
Saturday
  • 7-8 am:  wake up and eat breakfast
  • 8 am:  Go to park office and request backcountry campsite
  • 9 am:  cache water
  • 9:30 - 10 am:  take off hiking to backcountry campsite (targeting about 7 miles total mileage)
  • Before sunset:  arrive at backcountry site and setup camp
Sunday
  • 7-8 am:  wake up and eat breakfast
  • 9 am:  hike out!
  • 1 pm:  leave park and drive to Austin
  • 3:30-4 pm:  arrive at the annex

Attendees

  1. Kristen
  2. Grant
  3. Anna
  4. Jill
  5. Sabrina
  6. Steve
  7. Andrew
  8. Rich
  9. James

Campsites


1.  West Verde
2.  Commanche Bluff
3.  Commanche Bluff
4.  Commanche Bluff


Notes

  • Bring at least 4 gallons of water
  • Have at least 3-4 liters of carrying capacity
  • Bring your own food.
  • Weather - cold, possibly rainy (76-34 degrees F)

Trip Report

2018-02-13


Hill country Debrief (thorns and Roses and buds)
Andrew
  • T - cold 
  • B - Go back when its warmer
  • R - Sunset
Sabrina
  • T - Jill Did not get to come, as well as hike on Sunday did not go as planned
  • B - N/A
  • R - Sunset horses views
Anna
  • T - Peeing in middle of night hair got stuck in tent, Cold
  • B - Going back some other time and Bring gloves
  • R - Weather on first-day sunset
Rich
  • T - Not being that good of shape 
  • B - Getting to go out more 
  • R - Getting to go Yeah!!!!
James
  • T - gloves, mud
  • B - Bring gloves
  • R - Scenery
Grant
  • T - Cold and bathroom in middle of night
  • B - More Hiking 
  • R - hiking on Saturday and sunset


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