Calling all Naturalists! Pines and Prairies Land Trust, in partnership with the Lost Pines Master Naturalists, is having another work day at the always beautiful and interesting Colorado River Refuge just outside of Bastrop.Trail master Dale Morrison and his loyal cadre of volunteers have been carving out a new trail system at the upstream end of the Colorado River Refuge. They have created about 1.5 miles of new trail, cleaned up trash, cut lots of weeds and made a great, unique trail. Many folks have contributed to this effort and now you all can see the new trails connected to the old.
Saturday, November 13 is set for a big push to connect the new Dragonfly Trail (so named by the LPMNs) to the old Cliffhanger Trail. Everyone will meet at 9am at the parking area of the Cliffhanger Trailhead. This trailhead is accessed from Lovers Lane. Lover’s Lane "Ts" into the south side of St. Hwy. 71 just east of the Hwy. 71 Colorado River bridge in Bastrop. Follow the brown signs for the BISD Baseball fields and proceed south down Lovers Land until you turn left onto Riverside Dr. This is a gravel road. The Cliffhanger Trailhead is about 200 yards down on the right. The plan is to rework about 500 feet of the Cliffhanger Trail, install signs, do some dirt work and whatever else anyone wishes to do. TX Master Naturalist volunteer hours will be acknowledged and recorded. Come see the awesome bridges being built on the Dragonfly Trail! For more information call Dale Morrison at 512-629-3345 or Carrie Knox, Executive Director of PPLT at 512-308-1911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.