Texas Sunlight

Ripplingly comfortable day out in the Hill Country outside Austin. Walked up the red granite dome with my buddy Louis guiding 7 of us to the top. The view was different, elevating and energizing us within the clear light of a bright Texas day. Vernal pools lined with cactus and mosses. Later we entered a long boulder cave that was challenging enough for me to feel grateful that I was careful and still nimble enough to squirm and squeeze my way down and reach the lower end. On the way back we ate at the world famous Cooper’s Pit Barbeque where I gratefully shelled out $13 for a good sized assortment of meats, baked beans, potato salad, white bread, and extra sauce.
I passed on the sunblock, and relished the vitamin D replenishing power of the Texas sunlight today.

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About tjamrog

I'm sixty-seven and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, Vermont's Long Trail in 2011, and the Continental Divide Trail in 2013 . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".
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