We'll meet at the trail head, do introductions and look at the map. Then, hike down onto the greenbelt and out-and-back for a total of about five miles. You'll stop to appreciate the scenery and I'll even show you a few of the wilderness survival skills I've learned from my training and my years of experience walking in the woods like: How to identify poison ivy How to tape a sprained ankle How to pitch a dry tent in the rain What goes into a basic hiking first aid kit What are the two most useful pieces of gear nobody brings If there is water on the greenbelt and it is not too still or too swift then you'll have the option to stop and bathe at a number of swimming holes. If there is no water on the greenbelt or if there is too much to swim in safely then I'll give the option of extending the hike an additional mile to leave you at the Barton Springs Municipal Pool on Barton Creek where you have free and fee based swimming options.
Howdy Y'all! I'm a thrice re-certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR) through the Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). I've hiked 1000s of miles and climbed hundreds of mountains along the Appalachian and John Muir Trails in the US and cordillera volcánica of Mexico and Central America.
Electrolyte chews (to manage blood sugar and natremia levels more so than hunger)
Filtered water in a reusable bottle
Austin has such magnificent Nature! It's what brought me and keeps me here year after year! You'll hike onto the Greenbelt surrounding (or surrounded by) the greater metropolitan Austin area - a city you can't hardly see for her trees. We'll start at the Spyglass Trail Head, hike Southwest past Gus Fruh, then back again on different paths as much as possible, with the option to continue on to Barton Springs.
Nature Walk with a WFR