Sunday, October 26, 2008
Holding the line at Barton Creek
After rocking out to one of my favorite all time songs by Toto - Hold the Line - I hit Barton Creek on Friday night and vowed to hold my own line on Gaines Ranch. And I did. I had an amazing flight down the rocky descents with only one touchdown! We then headed towards the Hill of Life which I hadn't attempted. And for good reason! It's difficult to tell from the pic below, but it is really steep and has a lot of mulchy type dirt, really difficult to get traction. Needless to say, I didn't successfully make the climb. It was the only downer on the ride and was most definitely offset by the cooler temps and other successes along the way. We also spotted a deer as well as lots of Maxmillian's Sunflowers. I recently purchased a beginner's field guide to Texas Wildflowers and it has been a lot of fun trying to name the flowers. These particular sunflowers are pretty popular in this region and will be around through November.