Date: 8/5/2017 Placed: Dinosaur Valley State Park - Glen Rose, TX
Distance: 5.5 miles
This week I met up with my friend and we drove down to Glen Rose. Dinosaur Valley is one of those parks that I love revisiting. There are plenty of trails, they're rarely crowded, and there's a lot of shade. We arrived around 8 am and there weren't many cars or people anywhere really. We parked, geared up, gathered extra water, and set out. The river was very low, almost just a trickle, and getting across was easier than other times. My friend Nikki explained what Bull Nettle was and why I needed to avoid it as we passed several of them on the way up in elevation from the riverbed. We were the trailblazers - clearing the spiderwebs at every turn. The horse flies were terrible, but I don't think I had that many bites overall. The temps stayed low, the humidity burned off, and the sun was mostly shielded by trees and bushes. All in all, it was a great way start Saturday and a great way to work off Friday night.