A long And Cool Hike

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User: theflea - 7/24/2003

Location: Ann and Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail

Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 1star
Miles Hiked: 5.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A

Comments: The trail at Town Lake is pretty long. When you are hiking or biking you have to be careful not to run into anyone, because there are lots of people on the trail. The bikers are the ones who should be more careful. There are some big uphills and downhills, plus there are some sharp turns. Overall, it is very nice. I stopped at the concert that was going on yesterday. That was pretty cool because there were a lot of people there. The breeze felt great. Then I started around the lake. We went under the Mopac bridge and it was very dark. I walked around most of the trail. I thought, what a long and cool hike.

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