Now, I am NOT a hiker. Hiking in the Pacific Northwest involved possible encounters with bears, cougars.....bears, cougars. Nope, not for me. Plus I felt claustrophobic in the middle of all those dang trees.
Now, Texas.....no bears and no cougars. Some of you might say, "yes, but they have RATTLESNAKES!". When was the last time you heard about someone being chased and half eaten by a rattlesnake? There ya go. Just don't go sticking your hands under rocks and keep your eyes open.
Kari and I decided we would hike a different spot every week. We greatly underestimated our ability and didn't look at the map very closely. It wasn't exactly what I expected, but I learned a lot.
Anyway the 2-hour hike turned into 4 1/2 hours of very rough terrain. I am ready for next week though. I got a good pack with the water bag/bladder thing in it, Fig Newtons, Granola grahams, Starbursts, peanut butter. We were both at least smart enough to take a ton of water (well a couple litres each) and wear sunscreen. Can't wait for next week.