The Colorado River Walkers club will be hosting a “Worker’s Walk” this coming Saturday, October 19th, in preparation for our Yarrabee Bend Park walk in Onion Creek Metropolitan Park on Saturday, November 9th.
We’ll meet in the parking lot at the Start/Finish location at 9 am. Please see the map and directions below for details.
In case you are wondering what a “Worker’s Walk” is…
A Worker’s Walk gives the club members who will be staffing the Start/Finish, registering walkers, manning checkpoints, etc. at the actual walk on Nov. 9th a chance to become familiar with the route. They also get distance credit in case they don’t have a chance to walk the route on Nov. 9th. It also gives the trailmaster a chance to do a “trial run” of the printed walk directions/maps and get feedback. The Worker’s Walk is very informal – you can choose to do as little or as much as you like.
Please join us if you are interested in checking out this newly upgraded park and the new walking trails. Or just plan on coming to the scheduled event on November 9th!
This is the same park where CRW hosted the “Ghost Walk” two years ago, but the start location has changed. The city of Austin opened the Yarrabee Bend Park in June of this year. This park has new walking paths and picnic areas. It features nearly 190 acres of parkland that has been converted to its natural state and 100 acres that is designated for recreation. You can learn more about the park at http://www.austintexas.gov/page/onion-creek-corps-project
To get there, take William Cannon Drive eastward off I 35 for about 1 ½ miles. Turn right on Pleasant Valley Rd., then take the first left onto Onion Creek Dr. Turn right at the first right, Shady Cedar Dr.