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The Butler Trail, Lady Bird Lake, Austin, TX

Posted on: June 28, 2014

The complete Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail goes from the MoPac Expwy on the West to Pleasant Valley Road on the East.  At the MoPac there is a pedestrian bridge under the car bridge.  At Pleasant Valley Road you walk on sidewalk along the edge of the road.  We did not walk the complete loop.  We have walked the Congress Street Bridge to the MoPac loop many times as it is an official Volksmarching Event.  Today we went the other way for the first time from the Congress Street Bridge to Pleasant Valley Road.  About a fourth of the distance is on a boardwalk.

Bat Sculpture at end of Congress Street Bridge.

Bat Sculpture at end of Congress Street Bridge.

Entrance to the boardwalk section of the trail.

Entrance to the boardwalk section of the trail.

Duck feeding in the shallow water.

Duck feeding in the shallow water.

Austin skyline from the boardwalk.

Austin skyline from the boardwalk.

Fewer people on this end of the trail.

Fewer people on this end of the trail.

One of the entrances to the boardwalk.

One of the entrances to the boardwalk.

One of the 36 bronze belts decorating the boardwalk.

One of the 36 bronze belts decorating the boardwalk.

These belts are by artist Ken Little.

These belts are by artist Ken Little.

View under I-35.

View under I-35.

Looking ahead at boardwalk past I-35.

Looking ahead at boardwalk past I-35.

One of several turtles we spotted.

One of several turtles we spotted.

Pretty flower along the riverbank.

Pretty flower along the riverbank.

I think this is a Heron.

I think this is a Heron.

Yeah, nice bathrooms along the trail.

Yeah, nice bathrooms along the trail.

Nicely done graffiti on the powerline base.

Nicely done graffiti on the powerline base.

Looking across the river at the trail we will be walking.

Looking across the river at the trail we will be walking.

One of the artists featured along the trail.

One of the artists featured along the trail.

Nice place to rest in the shade and catch the breeze off the water.

Nice place to rest in the shade and catch the breeze off the water.

More pretty plants along the riverbank.

More pretty plants along the riverbank.

Another nice graffiti.

Another nice graffiti.

Mural on power plant wall.

Mural on power plant wall.

Nice arch with metal cactus adornment.

Nice arch with metal cactus adornment.

Another bridge.

Another bridge.

Another music artist featured.

Another music artist featured.

Pretty swan.

Pretty swan.

Another bridge.

Another bridge.

More music artists.

More music artists.

Swan boat in front on Congress Street Bridge.

Swan boat in front on Congress Street Bridge.

Swan boat looking down from the bridge.

Swan boat looking down from the bridge.

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