Monday, March 21, 2011
Is it always windy on the top? I think it must be. I've been at different times of year but it always feels like the wind will knock you over. When we were on the steepest part I really did fear for Sammy being blown over! We insisted he hold someone's hand - otherwise we could just see him starting to tumble down and just never stopping!
Some tips: If you want to camp there make reservations far in advance. If you just want to hike, get there early! We arrived at 9:30 (it's a two hour drive from Austin) and only had to wait a little but later the park was closed, only letting a car in when a car left. As we left we counted about 120 cars waiting to get in. Bring a flashlight if you want to explore the caves. Finally, dress in layers - it's cooler in the wind but HOT down at the base!