The View | Lost Maples State Natural Area


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After leaving campsite A the East Trail climbs steadily for maybe a quarter to a half mile before plateauing on top of the ridge (which I wouldn’t really call it a ridge, definitely let’s go with plateau…hence plateauing). The climb itself isn’t difficult, just steady, and since I am a slow hill climber and because my nose loves to run when I’m climbing a hill, I take my time.

Up top we were rewarded with sweeping views in all directions. The trail itself stays level on top for maybe a mile, probably a smidge less, before descending down towards the West Trail and Can Creek.

There wasn’t a whole lot going on up top, the wind was blowing and the day started out overcast, and not a lot was blooming up there.

Missed the other Lost Maples posts? See Along the Sabinal River, Monkey Rock, Hale Hollow Creek.

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