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  • Medina Lake, Thousand Trails

    We are now at the Medina Lake Thousand Trails at Lakehills, TX.

    Last week while we were at Lake Conroe the lake was down about 7 feet. The lake here, Medina Lake, is said to be down 30 to 50 feet. It looks like at least 50 to me.

    Here are some photos of where the lake used to be.
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    Marv and Mary
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    The local whitetail herd at Medina Lake preserve is very friendly.
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    • #3
      wow .... no, let me rephrase that WOW ... ... I know folks have been saying that Medina is down but I had no clue it was down that far .... even with the pictures that is hard for us to believe .... well understood on the deer pictures, those critters were everywhere when we were there

      Jim
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      • #4
        Deer

        Where there are deer there are deer ticks, in some parts of the country that means Limes disease. Be careful.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by amerfinn View Post
          Where there are deer there are deer ticks, in some parts of the country that means Limes disease. Be careful.
          Thanks for the heads up!

          Now I have that to worry about, too! That is in addition to everything else I have been warned about, like the rattlesnakes, and the thunderstorms, and the tornados, and the possibility of a chance encounter with Willy Nelson.

          By the way, contrary to what I have heard, "everything" is NOT bigger in Texas. I wonder whether ticks would waste their time on these little things. In the photo of the deer and ducks, I estimate the food value represented in that photo is: one deer equals two ducks.

          I commented elsewhere about the size of some of the deer we see here, in comparison to those we have in North Dakota. The adults in this population of deer appear to be about half the size of those that wander the streets of Turtle Lake, North Dakota in the winter time. Maybe it has something to do with diet.
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          • #6
            Weather in TX is harsh at times. I seem to remember it was 2007 they were terrified that Medina Lake dam was on the verge of failure because of the extraordinarily high levels in the lake. Everyone was screaming to lower the level, but the gates were full open. Now it is lower than usual. Well, it will probably change and maybe overnight.

            when we were at Canyon Lake (NE of San Antonio) in one 24 hour period it rained 22 inches on the Guadalupe River watershed. Lake level rose dramatically, so much so that water 6 ft deep was going over the emergency overflow. The overflow is 300 yards wide and the estimated flow was 85000 cu/ft per second. A cu ft is 7.68 gallons, so you do the math, my head hurts.

            All I am saying is the last summer has really hurt all the lakes in Texas. If the drought continues it is going to get really serious. OMG, there might not be enough water to water the golf courses. The end of the world as we know it.

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            • #7
              The drought has affected this state too.
              To many days of 100+ days in a row with no rain.

              You can't find hay here.
              People are going to Mo. & Ark. to find it, and they are getting low.
              Round bales are up to $90.00 right now.

              Farm ponds/tanks are low or dry.
              Some of the livestock are really looking bad.
              Lee
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              • #8
                Originally posted by staggerlee View Post
                The drought has affected this state too.
                To many days of 100+ days in a row with no rain.

                You can't find hay here.
                People are going to Mo. & Ark. to find it, and they are getting low.
                Round bales are up to $90.00 right now.

                Farm ponds/tanks are low or dry.
                Some of the livestock are really looking bad.
                Lee
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MAAX2 View Post
                  Thanks for the heads up!

                  Now I have that to worry about, too! That is in addition to everything else I have been warned about, like the rattlesnakes, and the thunderstorms, and the tornados, and the possibility of a chance encounter with Willy Nelson.

                  By the way, contrary to what I have heard, "everything" is NOT bigger in Texas. I wonder whether ticks would waste their time on these little things. In the photo of the deer and ducks, I estimate the food value represented in that photo is: one deer equals two ducks.

                  I commented elsewhere about the size of some of the deer we see here, in comparison to those we have in North Dakota. The adults in this population of deer appear to be about half the size of those that wander the streets of Turtle Lake, North Dakota in the winter time. Maybe it has something to do with diet.
                  Yep, it has everything to do with diet. Texas as you know is a big state. The German Shepard size dog of deer that you are seeing don't exist in other parts of the state. Those are what we call "hill country deer".

                  Down in the brush country between Corpus and San Antone, a little south, is where exist the Boone & Crockett bucks that you have to have mucho dinero if you want to hunt them. Like around the King Ranch. (It's bigger than some of the New England states).

                  Regards,
                  Ken
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                  • #10
                    Back, Again

                    We arrived this afternoon for our second visit to Medina Lake in as many years. The lake looks the same as last year, no water that I can see.

                    We got here at about 3:00 p.m. and didn't get many photos before it got dark. This nice buck greeted us as we pulled onto our site. The doe and fawn came right up to the picnic table as we were setting up the camper.

                    There are only about 40 sites in this campground that are supplied with 50 amp service and many of the campers who are here have taken them. We did find about 10 that were vacant, and we were not confident that we would be able to get a satellite signal for DirecTV. After I tried with my Carry Out dish, with it on the table, without success, I figured that I should try it on the roof of the camper. To my surprise, after about a minute and a half, I got a signal.

                    Here are the few photos we got today.
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                    Marv and Mary
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                    • #11
                      Looks like a nice place to visit. Camp site looks large and the natives are friendly.

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                      • #12
                        Lake Conroe

                        Camped at Lake Conroe recently. The park was about 80% full. This was a well maintained park and shopping was relatively close by. Weather was on the cooler side.

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                        • #13
                          Lake Bed

                          Looking at that lake bed you wonder if it will ever again fill up, it's gonna take alot of rain thats for sure. Amazing pictures.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by MAAX2 View Post
                            ...we were not confident that we would be able to get a satellite signal for DirecTV. After I tried with my Carry Out dish, with it on the table, without success, I figured that I should try it on the roof of the camper. To my surprise, after about a minute and a half, I got a signal.....
                            I've used the roof trick with my Tailgater several times with great success.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by amerfinn View Post
                              Where there are deer there are deer ticks, in some parts of the country that means Limes disease. Be careful.
                              Yes, just check this out.
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