After a relatively short drive, I arrived at my next campsite.
It was time for the afternoon leg of my journey, a warmup and scouting hike along Rush Creek.
This was a very interesting hike along the bottom of the canyon.
These trails are going to be fun on the mountain bike!
The Rock Garden Trail climbs out of the canyon and heads up to the rim.
I found this guy hanging out along the side of the trail. Today I am shooting with my 14 mm wide angle lens so luckily he let me get very close.
These quiet park roads would be good for road riding but who would want to do that with trails like these?
Another lizard, can you spot him?
Rush Creek looking south from a small bluff. Although not summer it is quite warm, a far cry from where I am heading!
A view overlooking the area. Shooting with the wide angle lens does not give you a true sense of scale. You can just make out my campground mid image just off center to the left. The canyon is about 700 feet from top to bottom. When coming from the Houston area, this is more than enough elevation to make things interesting.