Sink Skink LbNA # 61623
|Placed Date||Apr 26 2012|
|Location||Spring Lake Preserve, San Marcos, TX|
Terrain Difficulty: Moderate (moderate slope, 0.5 mile RT)
Spring Lake Preserve is 251 acres of undeveloped parkland that sits just above the headwaters of the San Marcos River and is part of the Sink Creek watershed. San Marcos Springs and Spring Lake are rare ecological jewels among Texas water resources and a great place to look for a skink.
From I35 go west on Aquarena Springs Drive (Hwy 82) then right on Laurel Street to Aquarena Center. Go right at Y jct to the Texas River Center and park in the lot near Laurel.
Cross Laurel and go left along shoulder heading toward the gravel drive going right and up to the golf course maintenance facility. Look for kiosk with map of Spring Lake Preserve behind building. Go left on gravel road (not right through gate) and follow blue plastic trail markers nailed to trees as road goes up, curves right then left to another kiosk. Go right and up on Blind Salamander Trail 230 steps to a large 4-trunk tree on the left. Go right off trail 22 steps to a multi-trunk cedar tree. Letterbox is within under rock and needles. Please replace as described.