The Artist Couple
After a long and stressful 3 days, 1,241 miles, and 5 states later, we have finally moved into our new home! Although we are still unpacking and organizing our belongings, we have had the pleasure of taking two hot but delightful hikes, both minutes away from our new home and both extremely different in scenery.
The photo above was taken on the boardwalk surrounding Lady Bird Lake. This walkway is a small portion of the large 10 mile trail that surrounds the lake. Part dirt and part boardwalk, this is a popular place for cyclists, runners, and many dog owners, as there are dog water fountains next to every "human" water fountain and plenty of bathrooms along the way. This is the trail to take if you want to experience the hustle and bustle that goes on around the city of Austin.
The other trail we've discovered, gives you quite a different experience. Amazingly this trail has fairly little traffic compared to any trail in Austin, especially this close to the downtown. It's said to be one of the most secluded trails in Austin and even has a "Secret Beach" (photo above). Slender dirt and sandy trails curve around the pre-existing landscape, making you forget you're just miles from downtown Austin. A 3 mile path leads you from one park to the next, where you can find baseball diamonds, golf course, sand volleyball courts, and a frisbee golf course. This quiet, remote trail is perfect for "getting away" without really having to go too far from home.
There are so many new landscape to discover and wildlife to learn about it is a little overwhelming, but also very exciting! We're in the early stages of planning our next big backpacking trip to Big Bend National Park, so stay tuned!
The Artist Couple
Sara & Topher
We are a working artist couple based out of Austin, TX. This blog chronicles our life and artistic ventures, as we work to make the world and environment a little better every day.