Lost Maples State Natural Area

posted Oct 8, 2015, 7:38 AM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Jul 26, 2016, 10:27 AM ]
When:  November 6-8, 2015
Who:  Crew 1409 & Troop 1409
Where:  Lost Maples State Natural Area, Vanderpool, Texas 78885
What:  Backpacking, camping, hiking, remote cooking
Cost:  $25 (paid to Troop and Crew accounts) + cash for lunch on Sunday (estimate $10)

Overview:  Daniel White will travel down early Friday to claim our campsites (campground C).  The rest of the group will meet at the annex at 5:30 pm for a pizza dinner.  We'll leave the annex at 6:00 pm.  We'll arrive at the park at 9:30 pm.  Daniel will meet us and guide us to our campsite.  It's an approximately 1 mile hike back to our campsite.  Daniel has offered to set up our tents ahead of time if we have provided him with them.  Saturday we'll let the kids sleep in a bit before hiking for the day.  Sunday we'll hike out after a lazy morning.  We plan to be in Medina, TX by 11 am in order to enjoy lunch at The Apple Store.  After that it's back into the cars for the ride home to Austin.  We plan to arrive back at the annex by 3 pm.   

Note:  We will be taking up 2 campsites.  We have reserved a 3rd campsite that will be in use by Crew 8787.  

  Name Car Health Form (A&B) Activity Consent Paid
 1Jill DouglassJill   
 2Anna DzurenkoJill   
 3Rana BenhamouJill   
 4Eric RiselingJoe   
 5Joe O'NeilJoe   
 6 Logan O'NeilJenn   
 7Jenn 0'NeilJenn   
 8Chris RiselingJill   
 9Daniel WhiteDan   
 10 Evan JewettJill   
 11Eron JewettJoe   
 12Zach BoldtJoe   
 13Lynna Benhamou?Jenn   
 14Crew 8787?


Not Attending:
  • Rich, Conner, Andrew Michelson
  • Lynna Benhamou
  • Greg Jewett

Friday:  Meet at annex (14611 Wells Port Drive, Austin, Texas 78728) at 5:30 pm.  Leave 6 pm. Drive to Lost Maples State Natural Area.  Arrive 9:30 pm!  Meet Daniel and hike to campsite.  Arrive at campsite by 10:30 pm.
Saturday:  Scouts and Crew members plan their hiking routes.  
Sunday:  Leave campsite no later than 10 am.  Pack up and leave park by 10:30 am.  Arrive in Medina at 11 am.  Eat lunch.  Leave Medina by 12 pm.  Arrive in Austin at 3 pm.

Friday - dinner:  5:30 pm at the annex - pizza.
Breakfast:  scouts prepare
Lunch:  scouts prepare
Dinner:  scouts prepare
Breakfast:  scouts prepare
Lunch - Medina, Texas at the Apple Store (http://www.lovecreekorchards.com/apple-store/patio-cafe/)
  • Entrance fee:  $12/person ($6/day)
  • Campsite fee:  $4/person ($2/day)
  • Pizza Friday:  $4/person 
  • Apple Store:  $10/person (estimated - depends what you choose to eat)
  • Gas:  $5/person
  • Total:  $35

  • Park Website:  http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lost-maples
  • Facilities Map:  http://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/park_maps/pwd_mp_p4507_074b.pdf
  • Trail Map:  http://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/park_maps/pwd_mp_p4507_0074g.pdf