At the edge of Circle C, three steep hills surface above a creek. Around them winds a five-mile trail. Obeying signs and avoiding collisions, hikers go one way, bikers the other.
The Slaughter Creek Preserve Trail, with its rough-hewn 1860s Trautwein Homestead, popped up during 12 months exploring Central Texas for the American-Statesman’s monthly Real magazine. Friday, a 12th issue marked Real’s first full year in existence.
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Michael Barnes writes about Austin’s people, places and history