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
Bathrooms were open though.
Looking back at car in parking lot.
Heading out on park road.
Sun is trying to come up.
Oh! Oh! Watch for Snakes.
Sun streaks across the path.
Some dead cedar.
Not sure what this was but the bees liked it.
Covered picnic table at “overlook”.
Just a view of Prairie Loop Trail.
Sun still isn’t up yet.
Thistles along the trail.
Viewing platform with trees in front of it so you can’t see the pond!
Ed and the pond.
Sun coming up over the pond.
Sun streaks again across the trail.
Reached the new RV camping area.
Headed out to find the Rock Tower.
We are now walking in the woods.
Ed on the trail.
Fence posts with no wire.
Another shot of the Tower Trail.
Here is the Rock Tower.
Of course we climbed it.
Back on the trail heading toward the Day Use Area.
Trail splits here. We took the “Lost Trail.”
Over a bridge.
CCC made picnic table?
View of the trail.
Another bridge crossing.
Walking along the dry creek bed.
Rocks in the creek bed.
Tall grass here with sticker heads.
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 Entrance
Closed for flood damage repairs.