COVID walk through town

Warm, sunny and mostly deserted
A view north towards the Mayacamas Mountains. Despite the nice weather there were not many people out and about, which is to be expected given the state of COVID-19.
User: Austin Explorer - 5/9/2020

Location: Nathanson Creek Preserve

Rating: 2stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 3stars
Miles Hiked: 3.04 Miles  Elapsed Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes


Coppertone and I decided to stretch our legs while maintaining social distancing by heading to the post office and walking through town.  Part of our route was through the Nathanson Creek Preserve path but we ventured far afield from it as well.  We tried to find the shadier side of neighborhood streets and kept an eye out for stuffed bears people have left in their windows for kids, and us, to find when walking around town.

At one point we thought we had found a new Univ. of Texas alumnus working in his yard.  It turned out that though he had spent time in Austin he was not a fellow Longhorn.  He had managed a band in Austin so he was very familiar with the city's claim to fame as the Live Music Capital of the World.

We brushed by the plaza, which has more car traffic than a few weeks ago.  Foot traffic is still very low.  Most storefronts remain closed.  Given the warm, sunny weather, the crush of tourists would have presented a far different picture than what we saw today.

The flat terrain and paved path doesn't really make this a hike but we'll take just about anything we can get these days!

Log Photos
Warm, sunny and mostly deserted
Area around Nathanson Creek Preserve