Bit off more than we could chew, almost...

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User: khdesigns - 10/18/2014

Location: Good Water Trail

Rating: 4point5stars
Difficulty: 2point5stars  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 10.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A

Comments:

The plan was to finish off the final miles of the trail to complete the entire loop. We have been hiking/camping sections of the 26 miles for the last year. 

We parked one car at booty crossing park, then drove to russell park to our campsite and started hiking back to booty crossing to drive back to Russell park for the night. About 10 miles. 

We left Russell park and hiked to Jim Hogg to rest and eat lunch, also got in the lake to cool off a bit. This section was 3.5 miles give or take. The trail markings start to get confusing as in, non-existent around mile 23 through 26. It started getting late, the sun was setting and we still had a couple of miles to make it to Booty Crossing Park before the gate was locked for the night, along with our ride back to Russell! Eeek 

The last mile was basically a paved sidewalk and we jogged to get to our car, in the dark with headlamps. My husband waited at the gate while I ran to get the car. As I pulled up the guy was there to lock the gate.

The last two miles all I could think about was my bed. We were pretty worn out but WE DID IT! We hadn't set up camp before stepping off so we took it back to the casa for the night.

We camped at Russell Park the next weekend and did some short hikes.

Relaxing and enjoyable.

We live in Georgetown and love the trails around the lake. It's always an adventure. See you on the trails!

 

 



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