Spring Trip to Austin

    Day 1

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - Spring Trip to Austin, Texas - Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum; Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Lubbock

    We began our Spring/Winter trip to Texas at 4:45 am. We had worried about bad weather coming in during the night, but when the alarm went off, all we had...

    Day 2

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - Spring Trip to Austin, Texas – Lubbock to Abilene; I-20; Homes and Towns of the Hill Country; Austin

    At 8:15 we were all packed and ready to leave Lubbock. There was no reason to wash the car, it was foggy and 23° and we knew...

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Day 2: Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve


The Preserve was set aside to buffer some of the ecologically sensitive karsts in the area from encroaching neighborhoods. Karsts are caves that feed directly into the Edwards Aquifer below ground.

Because the three caves can be dangerous to hikers and nonprofessional spelunkers, they are...

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