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Lost Civilization of Lake Buchanan: Lost Mines, Precious Metals & Radioactivity

When the water levels were low enough, we could drive up to this area. With the rains this year, it’s since been re-hidden under the waters of this lake. Bluffton: Texas’ Lost Civilization Rises from Lake Buchanan     Other interesting, historical stories from the same area – Similar to the rare-earth minerals at nearby places […]

Yosemite – Clark’s Range Loop & Red Peak Pass

 Clark’s Range Loop – Logistics: Obtain backcountry camping permit months earlier Drive car into park and obtain bear canisters and permit Camp in “backpackers campsites” before take-off in the morning Put $6 in honor box at campsite. Drive car and park at Glacier Point for 5 days – OK with permit Get ride back up […]

GPS Map Repos – Free (Garmin)

OSM Map On Garmin/Download   GPS File Depot CloudMade   Order of Operations: Download the Maps *.img file 1) Copy the existing GMAPSUPP, your old map, to your PC so you don’t lose it. 2) Delete the GMAPSUPP on the SD card / mounted GPS. 3) Copy your new map IMG […]

LCRA Recreational Camping and Hiking Areas Reservations: LCRA Camping, Hiking & Recreation Areas Arkansas Bend Park Bob Wentz / Windy Point Park Camp Creek Cedar Point Cypress Creek Park Gloster Bend Grelle Hippie Hollow Park Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area Narrows Sandy Creek Park Shaffer Bend Turkey Bend

Marble Falls – Camping and Outdoor

Longhorn Cave Tours:  The cave is 68 degrees year-round. The park offers guided tours that last approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes (a 1.25-mile round trip). For your safety and comfort, low-heeled shoes with rubber soles are recommended. The Visitor Center opens daily at 9 a.m. every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The […]

Austin Area Swimming

Colorado River San Marcos Lake Buchanan New Braunfels Inks Lake Canyon Lake Lake LBJ Bastrop Lake Marble Falls Lake Bastrop Lake Travis Lake Georgetown Lake Austin Williamson County Barton Creek Greenbelt Lake Granger Other Southwest Miscellaneous Wimberley (more…)

Williamson Creek

According to the sources in Wikipedia, Williamson creek, running through the park, is fed by a number of unnamed tributaries which are in turn fed by perennial springs of the St. Elmo Bench aquifer. Some of the tributaries are heavily wooded, and the area been recognized as environmentally sensitive by the city of Austin. Together with Kensington […]