May at Gorman Falls

This is a hike that’s better done in March or April, because of the heat.  Unfortunately, until now, there wasn’t enough water coming over the falls to make it worth the hike.  We got a really early start, since the temperature was headed to 90°.  To our surprise, it was 59° that morning!  It couldn’t have been more perfect.  If you have never seen Gorman Falls or Gorman Springs, it is so worth a hiking trip.  The trail is a bit rocky, and it takes 1 – 1 1/2 hours one way to reach the falls.  It’s a shorter, easier hike to the springs.  There are guided tours that have a shorter, less rugged hike to the falls, so check out the Colorado Bend website.

It’s hard to imagine a moss and fern covered oasis, in the middle of heat parched central Texas.  The falls were spectacular.  Somehow, we hiked to them in record time, so we decided to do the short hike to Gorman Springs, also.  In a word – gorgeous.  By the time it heated up, we were done, and planning our lunch.  Luckily, lunch was easier to get, than on our trip to Calvert.  Not an exceptional lunch, but good, and the beer – excellent!

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