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Friday, October 2, 2015

Spicewood, Texas ( Near Austin) - Grelle Recreation Area

Grelle Rec Area is in Spicewood Texas, abut 30 miles west of Austin off Hwy 71.   Krause Springs is right before you get to this area.   Great primitive camping with water views.  From the parking area near campsite 10, we took Wild Turkey trail.  For the first half mile it pretty much looked like this. Some elevation gain, but nothing that wore you out.  Overall the trail was easy walking but very poorly marked.  A lot of trails interescted and we just kinda guessed at which way to go.  We had a trail map, but that was not much help.  Luckily, we came across some horse riders that gave us some direction.

Live Oaks make a natural canopy for a campsite
at this point, think we are on the Cottonwood trail or Overlook is descending down to Lake Travis

a peek at the lake from the trail.
Varied terrain and lots of interesting rocks on the lower trails. The upper trail was sandy.

Nice hiding spot

Perfect roofless natural room. All you need is a tarp for a roof, some sleeping bags, and a campfire . It would be roomy enough for many people.

Lakeside there were many butterflies

And a big bumble bee
nice view of the lake by campground area...Overall, the hike we took was about 2.7 miles.  Wish the trails were better marked so we could tell you what trail we were on :)

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