‘First Day’ Campground Hike Could Grow
The weather is looking good for New Year’s Day around Brownwood, Texas, and John Holland, superintendent of Lake Brownwood State Park, hopes this year’s First Day Hike on Wednesday will be the biggest one yet, the Brownwood Bulletin reported.
Hikers will meet at 2 p.m. in the pavilion at the Council Bluff Campground to begin the hike.
In 2012, the first year state parks sponsored First Day Hikes, Lake Brownwood State Park drew 156 — more than any other park. The numbers were down a little last New Year’s Day, with 133 hikers.
For the 2014 First Day Hike, there will be some new sights. As in previous years, there will be two routes to choose from. The shorter, one-mile route will be on a portion of the Texas Oak Trail. The longer route — previously on a longer portion of the Texas Oak Trail — will be on the three-mile Nopales Ridge Trail.
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