Grapevine Hills Hike

Trip Start Dec 24, 2010
Trip End Jun 01, 2011

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Grapevine Hills Trail

Flag of United States  , Texas
Saturday, February 12, 2011

This morning we took of in the Sooby and headed for the road to the Grapevine Hills.  Lynnie was scouring the map last night for a hike and came upon this gem.  It’s about twenty-five miles on the paved road and then nearly seven miles to the trailhead.  The trail is easy for about the first mile and half and then very steep when you get to the final quarter mile.  We saw no wildlife, with the exception of a few birds.  I did get a shot of two hawks while we were on the main road.  They were hunting in a pair and difficult to catch, but you’ll see what was “captured”.  The trail in the Grapevine Hills is very sandy, much like a stream bed in many places.  It winds through a narrow canyon surrounded by many interesting and beautiful rock formations.  The agave cacti are back now, many of which are rather large.  In addition, the creosote bush and a number of types of yucca are dominant here.  The hike took us just over an hour, but it was early enough that it was cool.  The sky here is totally blue.  It’s been a rarity to even see a single cloud.  The temperature got down to about 32˚ and we had no problems with anything freezing up.  The Photos will tell the rest of the story.  I’ve been encouraged to include more video, so I took some of the view at the end of the trail.

When we got back to the car, we had some lunch and then took for a new spot to explore.
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