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02 Sep

If Not for The Butler Trail

Eric and Maria Groten would not be sharing a last name, four kids, and their last 23 years together if not for the Butler Trail. Their first meeting happened in […]

Eric and Maria Groten
September 2, 2022
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09 Feb

Making Memories at Lou Neff Point

I lived a few blocks from the trail when I quit smoking in 1985. My husband and I used to make fun of the folks doing “Grecian Urns” on the […]

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February 9, 2022
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09 Feb

A Secret Spot to Write

When I moved to Austin in 2002, I had a friend who worked for the Austin Parks Dept, Rene Barrera. He was always in charge of projects with volunteers cleaning […]

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February 9, 2022
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09 Feb

Jennifer Fidler

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February 9, 2022
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09 Feb

Shanny Lott

The year 2007 was a very low point in my life. I had just moved back into Ausitn from the Lake Travis area and was feeling extremely unsupported. I have […]

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February 9, 2022
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09 Feb

An important part of my life

The trail has been an important part of my life at every stage. In college, running off too much Taco Bell or Ken’s Donuts. After the birth of my son, […]

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February 9, 2022
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09 Feb

Lauren Gammage

In 2014, I matched with a guy on a dating app. Normally I was hesitant to meet up with anyone, but Sam suggested we run The Lake. I figured if […]

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February 9, 2022
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31 Jan

Lula

10 Things I Love About the Trail (from a dog’s POV) One on one time with my mom. All the places I can get into the water (when algae-free, of […]

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January 31, 2022
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31 Jan

Ryan J. Rigo

Hello, My name is Ryan Rigo. Very few places have changed my life as much as this trail has. I’m from Chicago, a city I love, but a city that […]

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January 31, 2022
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31 Jan

Julie Costello

It was a Wednesday morning around 6am. My boyfriend started joining me and my running buddies as the token male in the group for regular runs around Lady Bird Lake. […]

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January 31, 2022
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