With our Dear Leader deserting us for an overnight paddle trip on the Colorado River, eleven Saturday Paddlers wandered aimlessly around Central Texas looking for water. Eight of us somehow miraculously stumbled upon each other under the I-35 bridge at Selma, where we combined most of our boats on my trailer and headed north.
On the road to San Marcos (photo by Mike).
We were met by three more paddlers at the Westerfield crossing on the San Marcos River. The river flow was a low 82 cfs, but at least there was water. We floated downstream to the bridge at Skull Road.
Kathy does power lifts as the group waits for Nancy to catch up after her refreshing crash and burn at the little rapid at the put-in.
Art appropriately dressed for the warm weather.
Scott's body floated by at our initial rest stop.
The boats appreciated the rest.
A large Common Egret let us approach quite near before taking flight.
Anne and Julie make their runs through the rapid as Mike looks on.
Miguel uses an illegal hand hold.
No problem for Kathy.
Mike ready to record any disasters. And he captured the nice photo of Kathy above.
I must have been thirsty (photo by Mike).
An apparition emerged from the woods.
After the short paddle trip, we headed to Lockhart to sample the town's speciality - BBQ. But first a short stop at the county courthouse, which was completed in 1894.
Standing in line in the "blast furnace" room at Smitty's.
Pigging out on the brisket (photo by Mike).
For 15 more photos of this day's outing, click here to be sent to my Flickr page, where you can click on either "Slideshow" on the right or "Detail" on the left.