Originally Posted by DRiggs
Just got back from Brookland KOA.1st visit there. Really nice campground. Lots of trails same sandy areas, Up hill, down hills. Water crossings. Lots of fun.
I had to look this up - Lake Sam Rayburn? Angelina National Forest area, right? If it is the place I thINK it is, I've only been there once. I remember it because there was a part of the trail that went by an old homestead and gravesite in the middle of nowhere in the woods - the graves were ancient old like from the late 1700's. You wouldn't even know there was a homesite there except for the fact that tulips grew in a big square shape that looked as if they bordered a large building at some point.
There also was a higher point that the trail went on that overlooked the lake. My horse actually did a double-take once the lake came into view because it was so wide. I remember my poor horse and I both had to quit the second day of our CTR because the prescribed burn (and smoldering areas left over around the trail) were so bad, we both started coughing and ended up with sore throats for a week afterwards. That place was beautiful!