Today we drove to Colorado Bend State Park. The Colorado River (the one in Texas) cuts through the land near where we live. In the park there’s a 60 foot waterfall called Gorman Falls. Mineral springs feed the cascade which then empties into the Colorado River. The 1.5 mile hike from a parking lot to the falls is rocky and hot…..but worth it once you arrive.
It’s a steep descent. The temperature drops and you can hear the water. Then down next to a very deep ravine…..and finally the waterfall. Beautiful….love it, love it, love it.
Almost no one was in the park (over 5000 acres). We met one couple on the trail to the falls. They had a tiny pig on a leash and a large shiny axe. That’s right….a pig….and a fancy axe. Not something you see every day. No idea what they were up to.
After our hike we drove down the park’s dirt road to the picnic grounds next to the river and had lunch under the pecan trees. There was no one else around. Across the river there were granite cliffs…..probably 200 feet tall. Had a great time.