Ponds, Rockport Park, Texas



Adventure Location:  Del Rio, Texas
Adventure Date: 7-30-2020
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The OFM was feeling more like the world was on top of him instead of him on top of the world. He definitely did not feel like a couple of miles of brisk walking, but the Teams ganged up on him.  Pick something outside and exercise you think you can do they told him.  

So he flexed a little and stretched a little and decided he did not want to do fast today but he should be able to do hills. Hilly trails are easy to find around this area.  So we decided to hit up Governor’s Landing  area in the park for some good exercise. It turned out to be an excellent choice for the OFM.

The gear was loaded into Sierra and we took the long fifteen minute drive to Governor’s Landing and got our preferred parking spot. The main parking lot is notched into the side of a high hill. One path runs down to the water area. Here is the path down to the water. It is easy walking but a bit steep and under water at full lake level.

The OFM made the trip to the bottom very comfortably.  After meandering a bit and talking to a fisherman we started back up the hill.  He did have to take one break on the way up but this trail was easily completed.

Next we walked across the parking lot to the stairs up to the top of the hill. And up the stairs we went. The day had turned really pretty so when we got to the amphitheater entry he stopped and took a picture back down the stairs to the parking lot.

Then we went on to the top of the stairs and the campground that is being rebuilt to check it out.  It is going to be great when they finish. One thing being added is a tent pad at most of the sites. This is a popular campground even if it is hard to get trailers in and out of the sites. The Teams have never stayed here.

Check out the view from this campsite. Note the timbers on the right side waiting to be installed as part of a tent pad.

After a meander on the gentle rolling road the Teams headed back to Sierra. We chose the route we came up to go back.  There is another trail that is more rugged but the OFM said his left knee told him to stay off that trail. So we did.

The walk across the parking lot told us that the temperatures were climbing and the Teams agreed it was time for air conditioning. It turned out to be a great outing for trying to have tooooo much fun.

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