Village Creek State Park – Hardin County – 04/18/15

This is the last new county event in Texas until after July. So this will be my last post here for awhile.

The recent heavy rains in the area caused the 10K route to be cancelled. To get a 10K we had to do the 5K route twice, which is what we did. This wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. It meant we had a bathroom break half way through our walk. The trail was a mixture of puddles and dry, but the ground wasn’t clay so we didn’t end up with mud clinging to our shoes.

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Friends from Dallas. They were finished with the first 5K loop and were heading back out. So we got to follow them and not pay too much attention to the trail markings and map.

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Houston Happy Hiker walk registration volunteer.

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First bridge as we headed out.

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Big roots in the trail.

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Meet more friends on the trail. They are headed back in.

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Little puddles like this at intervals.

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And some bigger ones we tried to avoid walking in.

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View of the swollen creek from the bridge above it.

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Time to turn around.

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View of a dry section of trail.  The hard sand here was almost like paving stones.

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Everyone getting water and candy at the checkpoint.

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Walk left the woods and went to park roads.

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When they reached the park entrance they turned around and came back.

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They were finished we headed back into the woods again.

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Second time through I spotted these ferns.

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Lots of rotted tree stumps.

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Last time on the park road and we were done.

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I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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