“Nature Walk” Fredericksburg, Texas

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I am taking a little vacation from the Idaho mountains and have headed to the warmth (oppressive heat) of Central Texas. Fredericksburg is a town I have always heard about in the Hill Country, primarily as a destination for amazing road cycling……

Well, honestly, I have been here for more than 24 hours and haven’t seen one cyclist, not even a commuter bike….. I have however, seen lots of tourists! I mean lots of tourists. Luckily, this trip was all about checking out the town and not about cycling. To get away from the souvenir shops and hoards of mindless strolling tourists, I googled up a nature hike in a nearby city park, packed the camera and I went for a photo shoot.

Keep in mind that nature walking in Texas is something entirely different than nature walking in Idaho……. Its less about the scenery and more about….. well, flowers and stuff.

Here is a small dam which makes me happy!

Finally, everything is bigger in Texas, this is what I believe is a COVID-19 virus! It is much easier to avoid “The Corona” when you can see those buggers! Also, everybody says they are from a wet market in China, I believe they grow on trees here in Texas!

3 Replies to ““Nature Walk” Fredericksburg, Texas”

  1. I found out about your blog from Doug Tims because my great aunt Frances was one of Campbell Ferry’s past residents. Too bad I didn’t know you were coming to my neck of the woods in June or I could have hooked you up with some of the finest road cycling in Texas when you were here. Although earlier in the year is generally better for long rides in the Hill Country before the oppresssive heat of summer. Glad you found some place to hike/walk around Fredericksburg, but you should have gone out to Enchanted Rock if you could have lucked into a pass for the park.


    1. Hi Scoyle0825, I was with my wife so I did not bring a road bike but after a drive around your area, I could see that the road riding was amazing! I will be back this winter for a little training camp. I tried to go to Enchanted Rock but with the rona going on, I waited to long to get a pass… Thanks for the note, your great aunt Frances is a legend around these parts!!!


      1. Give me a shout before you come back down and I can give you some good rides. May not be many water stops so make sure you bring your camelbak. 🙂



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