McKinney Falls, Part 3 – Lower Falls

Smith Rockshelter Trail winding up to the Visitor’s Center has some steep stone stairs, and wooden walkways.


Toots tracing mile marker 3, in front of Old Baldy (to the left). She’s a 500-yr-old bald cypress, over 60 feet tall.
Bathroom and water fountain break at the Visitor’s Center. They also lent us some fishing poles. We bought night crawlers at the entrance.
You can tell we’re in the middle of a drought – normally this entire rock ledge is spilling over. The girls bounced back and forth between those two rocks up front about 15 times.

Toots pointing to where we were fishing. Not a nibble. Worms were fun to play with, though.

Girls went bouldering instead.
Pipie took off like a little mountain goat.
She just grabbed holds and hauled herself up…
…straight up sheer walls.
Da-dah!
Heeeeee!
My natural-born rock climbers. We also saw frogs and a little shoestring water snake.

I love this place. Only 15 minutes from our house. Before Texas spring heat crashes down, Jodie and Francesca will be with us next time, when we head back for some primitive camping. And some real fishing. Meaning, catching.
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