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7737Re: Garner State Park/Frio River

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  • Kevin Dytrich
    Jul 31, 2004
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      Dude, that's what Frio means in Espańol, cold! ☺

      --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Grajek" <jgrajek@a...>
      > I wonder if the River is COLD????
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Shana and Carl Locke [mailto:Locness@c...]
      > Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 7:50 PM
      > To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Garner State Park/Frio River
      > We grew up around there,(still have family there) most of the time the
      > river is too low to kayak....heck sometimes it too low to tube :) But
      > it's such a beautiful area.
      > Shana
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Perrine Julie-ra5686 [mailto:julieperrine@m...]
      > Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 1:26 PM
      > To: 'CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com'
      > Subject: RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Garner State Park/Frio River
      > I wish it were just a little closer! My favorite reason to go to Garner
      > is the dancing on the patio in the evening. Do you think the river is
      > good for kayaking? Any caches you could kayak to? I know a lot of
      > people don't like the crowded nature of the main campground, but there's
      > also another camping area away from the fray. I'd better pick out a
      > weekend next spring and get my reservation in!
      > A group of us spend a weekend at Guadalupe River State Park and rafted
      > down to Upper Guadalupe River Cache, plus did the caches in the park and
      > in Gruene after supper at the Gristmill. To get to the cache, you have
      > to pass this nice little waterfall you can play in. It was a lot of
      > fun. Anybody who wants more info about outfitters or put in/take out
      > spots, just let me know.
      > Julie
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: AusGeoCache@a... [mailto:AusGeoCache@a...]
      > Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 1:04 PM
      > To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Garner State Park/Frio River
      > Julie ask for a full report on caching in the Garner State Park area so
      > here it is...
      > Garner State Park is the busiest park in the TPW system. Every day
      > seems like a weekend and at times the park closes by 10AM so make
      > reservations early and plan on an urban camping environment. Tubin' the
      > Frio should be required for Texas Citizenship. The river get her name
      > for the cold spring water and there isn't anything much better than
      > floating slowly along enjoying one of Texas Gems.
      > Nearby Lost Maples SP offers a very quite contrast to Garner. Each time
      > I've been we've had the park almost to ourselves. The leaf season
      > changes everything. Be prepared for a break in the solitude during a
      > fall visit. We choose to stay in cabins along the river rather than
      > camping in the parks. There is a price range to suit most any budget.
      > Caching is limited to 5 caches in these two parks. My favorites were
      > 'Look Ma' (Garner) and 'Water Maple' (Lost Maples). The hike to 'Look
      > Ma' is memorable because of the steepness of the trail and the view from
      > the top of the world. I did it early one morning while the rest of the
      > Blizzard Team slept in. Great time!
      > The surrounding area offers a fair concentration of caches but we didn't
      > go for them choosing to float the river instead.
      > Cache on,
      > Blizzard
      > Dick Young
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