My work was closed for Martin Luther King day. This was somewhat of a surprise, so I tried to think of a last minute activity to take advantage of they day. I mentioned a desire to visit Hamilton Pool located outside of Austin. A few co-workers (Ben, Bic, and Peter) decided to join me for a pleasant hike. Unfortunately the park was closed due to excessive rain during the previous week.

I recalled going on a spontaneous hike through Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve during a visit by my brother and sister-in-law. It was odd to drive so far outside of town only to hike just down the road from our work, but everyone had a good time. It was not a very strenuous hike as we constantly stopped to take photographs. My photos were put into another PicasaWeb album, and they are also available on my albums page. (I still have not decided if I prefer one format over the other.)