One of the pivotal scenes in the book between Andres and Emily takes place on the Barton Creek Greenbelt (and is also the inspiration behind the book cover). So, I thought it would be fun to give you a little background and some imagery to help you along when you read that particular scene in the book.
Now, if you don’t live in Austin, you are definitely missing out … and the greenbelt is definitely one of those reasons. There are dozens of places to hike in the city but this place is by far my favorite, and come springtime, the city usually hits the outdoors with full force after being cooped up after weeks (or a few days) of cooler temps.
Here is a little bit about the greenbelt from Wikipedia: The Barton Creek Greenbelt, located in Austin, Texas is managed by the City of Austin’s Park and Recreation Department and is considered the seventh best hiking trail in Texas.1 The Greenbelt is a 7.25-mile (11.67 km) stretch of public land that begins at Zilker Park and stretches South/Southwest to the final section commonly referred to as “The Hill of Life” which ends in the Woods of Westlake subdivision.2 The Barton Creek Greenbelt consists of three areas: the Lower Greenbelt, the Upper Greenbelt and the Barton Creek Wilderness Park and is characterized by large limestone cliffs, dense foliage, and shallow bodies of water.
Popular Barton Creek Greenbelt locations include: Twin Falls, Campbell’s Hole, The Flats, Gus Fruh, and Sculpture Falls.