Last Friday’s deluge wreaked some havoc on the Butler Hike and Bike Trail around Lady Bird Lake.
Heavy rains eroded stretches of the bank and created bicycle-tire grabbing ruts. Gravel is washed out all over the place, and several trees are down.
This morning, crews were out, working hard to replace gravel carried away in the storms.
All that means a bumpy ride for bicyclists, and some hop-scotching over gullies for runners and walkers.
Take care, especially on stretches of the trail downstream from Barton Springs Pool, where downed trees are piled on the sides of the trail and part of the 20-foot bank down to Barton Creek has slid.
On the bright side? I noticed this morning that the Zilker Tree is already going up. Elves have attached the first strands of lights to the moonlight tower in Zilker Park, and it won’t be long before more go up.
And crossing the pedestrian bridge over Barton Creek today, I spotted these two kayakers out for a paddle.
You don’t see that when you’re stuck in a car on Mopac…