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Hike & Swim It's a Doggie Thing!

Since Spring 2002



  Above: Spring Creek Nature Trails,

Dec. 6, 2003, Agua Azul tributary near Fluffie's Bluff.




All of our PHOTOS can be viewed at the Yahoo Group "HikeSwim"  photo gallery. We currently have photos up for most of our favorite parks. Anyone who has any doggie recipes for doggie biscotti or cookies and such - please upload those to the Yahoo Groups database for recipes. Holiday and other favorite recipes are also welcome. Thanks!

Click thumbnails below to view Hike & Swim Imprintables Photos Below!!!



This Week's Hike & Play

will be at Shiloh Springs Nature Trails

Sat., Dec. 20th 2003, 12:30 2:00 p.m.


We will be hiking the Shiloh Springs wilderness area along the creek and then into the Juniper Forest. This acreage, possibly numbering upwards of 500 acres, is one of the most unique in all of D-FW bearing a strong resemblance to the Hillcountry. Junipers, also known as Mountain Cedars,  are evergreens that thrive on limestone and spring water aquifers. On the trail we will view the numerous 30-foot limestone bluffs, expansive creek beaches, clear spring water, a Hansel and Gretel-like Mountain Cedar forest that reaches right up to the creek,  a Robinson Caruso-like Mountain Bike course, a paintball hideaway, crystal clear springs bubbling up from the ground amidst mossy green rocks in small pools, and a maze of pioneer trails criss-crossing each other's path over the limestone and rolling tundra.  The trails are too numerous to count. Native Shummard Red Oaks and Sycamore dot the area with brilliant reds and yellows. Junipers blanket the area resembling 20-foot tall Christmas Trees. Bring your camera for this trip. You will want to preserve this trail in photos because the land is up for sale by Hunt Oil and will soon have it's trees digested and paved over by developers just like the rest of Dallas.

If you are new and would like to have someone to meet or follow out to the trail, please contact the Webmaster at least two days in advance so arrangements can be made. You may also post a message at the Yahoo Group "HikeSwim" message board to discuss this trip.  A confirmation email will be sent Friday afternoon confirming the day and time.


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Shiloh Springs Nature Trails

Spring Creek Forest Preserve

Spring Creek Nature Trails @ Foxboro Park

Breckinridge Park Nature Trails

Shiloh Springs Nature Trails

Spring Creek Park Preserve

Holford Springs Nature Trails

Lookout Park near the Spring Creek Nature Trails

One Eleven Ranch Park

Hidden Springs

Duck Creek Park System

O'Banion Park on Duck Creek

Rowlett Creek Mountain Bike Trails

Rowlett Creek's Spring-Fed Pond

Rowlett Creek Mountain Bike and Nature Trails

RISD Environmental Center at Hidden Springs LogoDOT PHOTO T-SHIRTS: Below are large photos that are available at Dot Photo for T-Shirt Designs or for imprinting on mugs, mouse pads, etc. Text on the pictures can be changed by me. Just let me know in advance. All Hike & Swim members who have attended at least one meeting are eligible for discount pricing.

Shapes for: Top - T-Shirt,  Deck of Cards. Bottom - Square or circle fits any item.


Janet and niece at Shiloh Springs.


Buffie the Golden and Rosie fetching

DOT PHOTO GIFT ITEMS: All photos can have a custom saying across the bottom. Just call or send an email to me with your requested saying and I will upload it to DotPhoto!

To view the thumbnails of all available photos at DotPhoto, click here! If one is missing just email me and I will upload it.

The photo below will be available shortly as soon as I add text to it.

Black Labs fetching and running!