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Mother Neff State Park – 08/08/2015

Posted on: August 8, 2015

Our outdoor adventure today was to explore Mother Neff State Park to see if we could work out a new Volkmarching location for the Dallas Trekkers Walking Club.  It was going to be a really hot day so we got there early.

New Park Headquarters open 8:30-4:30

New Park Headquarters open 8:30-4:30

Bathrooms were open though.

Bathrooms were open though.

Looking back at car in parking lot.

Looking back at car in parking lot.

Heading out on park road.

Heading out on park road.

Sun is trying to come up.

Sun is trying to come up.

Oh! Oh! Watch for Snakes.

Oh! Oh! Watch for Snakes.

Sun streaks across the path.

Sun streaks across the path.

Some dead cedar.

Some dead cedar.

Not sure what this was but the bees liked it.

Not sure what this was but the bees liked it.

Covered picnic table at "overlook".

Covered picnic table at “overlook”.

Just a view of Prairie Loop Trail.

Just a view of Prairie Loop Trail.

Sun still isn't up yet.

Sun still isn’t up yet.

Thistles along the trail.

Thistles along the trail.

Viewing platform with trees in front of it so you can't see the pond!

Viewing platform with trees in front of it so you can’t see the pond!

Ed and the pond.

Ed and the pond.

Sun coming up over the pond.

Sun coming up over the pond.

Sun streaks again across the trail.

Sun streaks again across the trail.

Reached the new RV camping area.

Reached the new RV camping area.

Headed out to find the Rock Tower.

Headed out to find the Rock Tower.

We are now walking in the woods.

We are now walking in the woods.

Ed on the trail.

Ed on the trail.

Fence posts with no wire.

Fence posts with no wire.

Another shot of the Tower Trail.

Another shot of the Tower Trail.

Bird blind.

Bird blind.

Here is the Rock Tower.

Here is the Rock Tower.

Of course we climbed it.

Of course we climbed it.

Back on the trail heading toward the Day Use Area.

Back on the trail heading toward the Day Use Area.

Some stairs.

Some stairs.

Trail splits here.  We took the "Lost Trail."

Trail splits here. We took the “Lost Trail.”

Over a bridge.

Over a bridge.

CCC made picnic table?

CCC made picnic table?

View of the trail.

View of the trail.

Another bridge crossing.

Another bridge crossing.

Walking along the dry creek bed.

Walking along the dry creek bed.

Rocks in the creek bed.

Rocks in the creek bed.

Tall grass here with sticker heads.

Tall grass here with sticker heads.

More steps.

More steps.

Oh! Oh! end of the line.

Oh! Oh! end of the line.

You can drive down Hwy 236 to the Day Use Area but it isn’t open.

 Day Use Area

Day Use Area

Day Use Area Entrance

Day Use Area Entrance

Closed for flood damage repairs.

Closed for flood damage repairs.

Historical Marker

Historical Marker

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