This trip is designed to give beginners an introduction to backpacking and provide the more experienced backpacker with an opportunity to explore Lost Maples State Natural Area. Lost Maples SNA covers 2,174 scenic acres north of Vanderpool on the Sabinal River. The park is an outstanding example of Edwards Plateau flora and fauna. It is a combination of steep, rugged limestone canyons, springs, plateau grasslands, wooded slopes, and clear streams. It features a large, isolated strand of uncommon Uvalde Bigtooth Maple, whose fall foliage can be spectacular!
We will arrive Friday afternoon and then make a quick 3-mile hike into camp. Saturday and Sunday we will hike and explore the landscape and trails before returning to Austin.
Trip Dates: February 22-24, 2019. Register by Monday, February 18.
Trip Rating: Beginners Welcome / Moderate Level of Activity
Pricing: $90 - UT students/RecSports members / $110 - Non-member price
Location: Outdoor Rental Center, Gregory Gym 2.104
Pre-trip meetings are mandatory for all participants. Participants who do not attend the pre-trip meeting for the adventure trip they are registered for will forfeit their spot on the trip and will not be eligible for a refund.
What to Bring
The following list is meant to assist you in determining what equipment you will need to bring. Trip guides will review this list at the pre-trip meeting and will make changes and suggestions as needed.