Hamilton Pool Preserve Austin Texas EEUU 2013

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Hamilton Pool Preserve Austin Texas EEUU 2013
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Dirección: 17400 Flagler Dr, Austin, TX 78738 / Teléfono:(866) 929-5687
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Geo locaizacipón: 30° 20′ 32.17″ N, 98° 7′ 36.95″ W / 30.34227,-98.12693
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Hamilton Pool Preserve (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_Pool_Preserve) Hamilton Pool Preserve es una piscina natural que se creó cuando la cúpula de un río subterráneo se derrumbó debido a la erosión de miles de años atrás masivas. La piscina se encuentra a unos 23 millas (37 km) al oeste de Austin, Texas, junto a la autopista 71. Desde la década de 1960 , Hamilton pool ha sido un verano lugar preferido de la natación para los visitantes y residentes de Austin. Hamilton Pool Preserve consta de 232 acres (0.94 km2) de hábitat natural protegida cuenta con una piscina verde jade en la que una de 50 pies (15 m) Flujos de cascada. La piscina está rodeada por grandes bloques de piedra caliza que se apoyan en el agua de la orilla; grandes estalactitas crecen desde el techo por encima de el techo y acantilados de los alrededores de la gruta son el hogar de musgo, culantrillo y golondrinas acantilado el enebro de Ashe (cedro) tierras altas.. de la reserva son el hogar del chipe mejilla dorada en peligro de extinción.

La piscina natural y el arroyo no son tratadas químicamente, por lo que la calidad del agua es monitoreada regularmente y la natación es en ocasiones limitadas, llamar con antelación para ver las condiciones antes de su visita Hamilton Pool es parte de la Cayonlands Balcones Preservar y es un ambiente protegido No hay salvavidas.. .. de servicio, y el agua potable y las concesiones no están disponibles inodoros de compostaje y mesas de picnic se proporcionan cerca del estacionamiento desde Hamilton Pool es una reserva natural, se aplican las siguientes reglas: no pesca, ciclismo de montaña, camping, perros u otros animales domésticos. Asimismo, no se permite cocinar y los incendios.

Historia: Antes del siglo 19, los Apaches Lipan Tonkawa y vivían en la zona. A mediados de la década de 1860, Morgan C. Hamilton dueño de la propiedad que ahora se conoce como Hamilton Pool Preserve. Su hermano, Andrew Jackson Hamilton, evidentemente, visitó la gruta mientras se desempeñaba como el gobernador de Texas (1865-1866). En la década de 1880, la familia Reimer, los inmigrantes procedentes de Alemania, compró la propiedad a criar ovejas y el ganado. cuenta la leyenda que su hijo de ocho años de edad, descubrió la cueva derrumbada.

Aunque los ganaderos podrían haber considerado la gruta un peligro para el ganado, los Reimers pronto se dio cuenta de su valor como área recreativa y abrieron la propiedad para uso público. Alrededor de la vuelta del siglo 20, sólo un puñado de personas tenía el transporte para venir salir y disfrutar del entorno tranquilo, fresco. Por la década de 1960, y en en la década de 1980, la popularidad de Hamilton Pool se había disparado, ya que los visitantes llenaron el agujero de la natación legendario. el terreno sufrido números absolutos y pocas restricciones.

Además del impacto en el público visitante, vacas, ovejas y cabras pastaban el delicado ecosistema de hace varias décadas, dando lugar a cambios en la vegetación nativa. En 1980, el Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre citados Hamilton Pool como el área natural más importante en las zonas rurales Condado de Travis. En 1985, el condado de Travis compró 232 acres (0.94 km2) de la familia Reimers e implementado un plan de manejo de la tierra agresiva para restaurar Hamilton Pool. Ahora, como Hamilton Pool Preserve, los acantilados de helechos con dosel están haciendo una reaparición, como son las colinas y praderas de las tierras altas.

Prácticas de manejo de tierras en curso en Hamilton Pool Preserve incluyen quemas prescritas, pradera restauración, estudios de especies en peligro de extinción, inventarios biológicos y monitoreo de la calidad del agua.

Hamilton Pool Preserve is a natural pool that was created when the dome of an underground river collapsed due to massive erosion thousands of years ago. The pool is located about 23 miles (37 km) west of Austin, Texas off Highway 71. Since the 1960s, Hamilton Pool has been a favorite summer swimming spot for Austin visitors and residents. Hamilton Pool Preserve consists of 232 acres (0.94 km2) of protected natural habitat featuring a jade green pool into which a 50-foot (15 m) waterfall flows. The pool is surrounded by huge slabs of limestone that rest by the water's edge; large stalactites grow from the ceiling high above. The ceiling and surrounding cliffs of the grotto are home to moss, maidenhair fern and cliff swallows. The Ashe juniper (cedar) uplands of the preserve are home to the endangered golden-cheeked warbler.

The natural pool and creek are not chemically treated, so water quality is monitored regularly and swimming is occasionally restricted; call ahead to check conditions before your visit. Hamilton Pool is part of the Balcones Cayonlands Preserve and is a protected environment. There are no lifeguards on duty, and drinking water and concessions are not available. Composting toilets and picnic tables are provided near the parking lot. Since Hamilton Pool is a nature preserve, the following rules apply: no fishing, mountain biking, camping, dogs or other pets. Cooking and fires are also not permitted.

Prior to the 19th century, the Tonkawa and Lipan Apaches lived in the area. In the mid-1860s, Morgan C. Hamilton owned the property now known as Hamilton Pool Preserve. His brother, Andrew Jackson Hamilton, evidently visited the grotto while serving as Texas governor (1865-66). In the 1880s, the Reimer family, immigrants from Germany, bought the property to raise sheep and cattle. Legend has it that their eight-year-old son discovered the collapsed grotto.

Although ranchers might have considered the grotto a safety hazard for their livestock, the Reimers soon realized its value as a recreational area and opened the property for public use. Around the turn of the 20th century, only a handful of people had the transportation to come out and enjoy the cool, serene surroundings. By the 1960s, and on into the 1980s, Hamilton Pool's popularity had soared, as visitors packed the legendary swimming hole. The land suffered from sheer numbers and few restrictions.

In addition to impact from the visiting public, cattle, sheep and goats grazed the delicate ecosystem for several decades, resulting in changes to the native vegetation. In 1980, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department cited Hamilton Pool as the most significant natural area in rural Travis County. In 1985, Travis County purchased 232 acres (0.94 km2) from the Reimers family and implemented an aggressive land management plan to restore Hamilton Pool. Now, as Hamilton Pool Preserve, the lush fern-canopied cliffs are making a comeback, as are the rolling hills and meadows of the uplands.

Ongoing land management practices at Hamilton Pool Preserve include prescribed burns, prairie restoration, endangered species surveys, biological inventories and water quality monitoring.
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