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Rain Gets Barton Creek Running Again

Steady rains over the next day or so should get Barton Creek running again. So far we’ve had from two to four inches so far to the west over the drainage area and the creek is flowing at almost 50 … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Greenbelt Violet Crown Trail

The Violet Crown Trail is an ambitious project that will run for 30 miles from from Zilker Park to South of FM-967 in Hays County. Along the way it will connect to Dick Nichols Park and the veloway in Circle … Continue reading

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Sculpture Falls Flowing after recent rains

After the recent rains I could tell from the USGS site that Barton Creek was flowing at Lost Creek Blvd, so I thought it was a good bet that Sculpture Falls would be flowing as well. I took a walk … Continue reading

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New Barton Creek Greenbelt Map

A new map of the Barton Creek Greenbelt has just been published by the Save Our Springs Alliance. It’s printed on waterproof paper and in addition to the map it has information about trail heads, swimming holes and flora and … Continue reading

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Drought in the Barton Creek Greenbelt

If you’re in the Barton Creek Greenbelt and see a large tree that has fallen down it’s probably a Red or Spanish Oak (Quercus buckleyi). The drought over the last few years has been especially hard on these trees, which … Continue reading

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GF Sugar back in action on Barton Creek Trails

I originally started this project 2 years ago when I bought a new (used) 29er and decided to rebuild my old Gary Fisher Sugar. For some reason I thought that a new paint job was a good idea, and after … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Greenbelt News

I took a walk in the Barton Creek Greenbelt a couple of days ago and came across this nest at eye level right at the edge of the trail. As I approached the occupant flew up into the tree and … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Flowing to Twin Falls

I got a chance to get down to the Barton Creek Greenbelt today to check on my favorite swimming holes, Sculpture Falls and Twin Falls. There’s good flow at Sculpture, but Twin Falls is only flowing on the south side. … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Greenbelt Swimming Holes are Full

Last night’s thunderstorms came roaring in over the hill country to the west and dropped several of inches of desperately needed rain on the Barton Creek recharge zone. The USGS monitoring site on Barton Creek at highway 71 West reported a peak … Continue reading

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More spring blooms in the Barton Creek Greenbelt

Driving through my neighborhood this spring I can’t help but notice the Huisache in bloom along the road. Also know as sweet acacia the bright golden flowers cover the trees this time of year and provide quite a show. Here … Continue reading

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Spring in the Barton Creek Greenbelt

It’s spring in the Barton Creek greenbelt and I can’t help but notice the intense green of the new leaves on all the trees. The live oaks have traded their old leaves for new, and although they’re a grayish rather than … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Update

It’s been over a week since I’ve been down to the Barton Creek Greenbelt, and much longer since I posted any new pictures. Last trip down I had a bad fall which resulted in some pretty impressive bruises, (sorry no … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Update

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to get down to the Barton Creek Greenbelt. Last week I was out of town so it wasn’t until today that I got a chance to see if there was any change. … Continue reading

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Rain Update??

I’m out of town this week, so I won’t be able to post an update on the creek following the recent rains. If anyone can fill in I’d appreciate it.

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Barton Creek at Lost Creek Blvd

I finally got on my road bike again after a couple of weeks off and headed into the hills on Lost Creek Boulevard to see if they’d be any easier in cool weather. The answer is yes, a bit easier, but … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Still Flowing

It’s been a long time since I made it down to the creek, but I got a bike ride in yesterday afternoon. It was nice to see that there’s still some water flowing up near the end of the trail.

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Barton Creek not flowing after recent rains

I finally got down to the Barton Creek greenbelt after the recent rains and was disappointed that the water wasn’t flowing at Sculpture Falls or Twin Falls. We need more rain! The rains did put the green back into greenbelt though, and … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Update

I rode the Barton Creek greenbelt this morning from the Mopac Bridge to the Hill of Life. The first water I saw was at the always reliable back door spring. The pool there is still pretty big. There was a … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Update

I managed a quick trip to Barton Creek this morning to check on conditions. There is still some flow below Sculpture Falls. Don’t know about Twin as I didn’t get there, but I’d guess there is little to none there. … Continue reading

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Barton Creek full after July Rains

I was out of town for the last 10 days or so and so managed to miss all of the rain. I just got back yesterday so I headed down to the Barton Creek greenbelt to check out the usual … Continue reading

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