We won't be able to take long hikes because our Brach dog will have to stay in the rv and I worry about electric getting cut and/or the a/c going out with him in it. I do have the puzzle, Earth, SP caches and Monkey Rock on my wishlist. We're just going to have to get to them on seperate hikes. Also, Garner- been there several times before we started Geocaching and would like to get a couple target caches there as well if my prayers are answered and a cool front unexpectedly blows through!
Do yall have an association/forums for that side of the hill country? I found only one geared more for the Austin area.
The last several times I've been out, I've sprayed by feet and legs with Deep Woods OFF, then put on my socks, sprayed again, then put on my boots and sprayed my pants legs and boot tops. Seems like overkill, but I got ZERO chigger bites -- and we were in some very chiggery places!
You'll find fewer mosquitoes than in the Houston area, but then you'll find some critters you don't have there, such as scorpions. Be careful when turning over rocks and such. I've found chiggers to be the biggest nuisance since I've been living in the hill country. The Lost Maples SNA is one of my favorites in the park system. Also keep in mind that some of the trails are steep and rocky. A ten mile hike here is not the same as a ten mile hike in the flatlands. The oldest puzzle cache in Texas is in the park too, but it's the farthest one from the parking area. Cool SNA, have fun.