Very interesting hike

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User: rainwatter - 6/26/2008

Location: Commons Ford - Waterfall Trail

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 1.00 Mile  Elapsed Time: 20 minutes

Comments:

Little Watterdrop and I took this path after exploring the easier Pecan Grove trail.  We made it to the first set of falls before we realized that 1. the creek bed was all dried up (makes the waterfall significantly less interesting) and 2. it was getting late and I didn't want to get caught by the 6pm gate, or stuck in traffic on my way back home.  What we saw was very interesting, extreamly secluded, with lots of interesting flora and fauna.  We found a small patch of water isolated in the creekbed with about 100 tadpoles of various species.  The sound made by the Cypurs (?) branches in the wind was chilling, like something out of a horror movie.  We will try this again when we have had some rain in the area.



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