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Old 04-07-2012, 03:55 PM
 
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Looking for any stories regarding this hill, memories, history, just about anything else really too. It is located between Stringfellow and Pecan Valley for those wondering and goes from Southside Lions Park down to the lake.

My generation called it Snake Hill because of how it winds. We used to skate down it doing slides and such, great fun! Skateboards btw.

I recently conquered it again, this time bicycling on my third try, going uphill! Took it real slow, and I mean slow, did not use muscle but breath except for the final stretch. That was exerting and slower, so much that it felt like being in an elementary bicycle rodeo all over again. Anyways, has anyone else done this too?
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:04 PM
 
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Fun in my motorcycle days..But then so was Salado Creek. Seems like the park on the East side of Pecan Valley was named Hi-Lines or High-lines Park back in the 60's anyhow. Friend of mine wiped out at the top of the hill in some gravel. I found a brand new, in a pkg., army style pocket can opener in the park. 65' --66' ...
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:28 PM
 
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Looking for any stories regarding this hill, memories, history, just about anything else really too. It is located between Stringfellow and Pecan Valley for those wondering and goes from Southside Lions Park down to the lake.

My generation called it Snake Hill because of how it winds. We used to skate down it doing slides and such, great fun! Skateboards btw.

I recently conquered it again, this time bicycling on my third try, going uphill! Took it real slow, and I mean slow, did not use muscle but breath except for the final stretch. That was exerting and slower, so much that it felt like being in an elementary bicycle rodeo all over again. Anyways, has anyone else done this too?
My dad called it suicide hill. We used to ride our bikes up it (I had to walk it part of the way.) And he would ride down it, and I followed him only once. It was so terrifying that I started walking it down the hill as well. I'm a wuss. Plus I only had a kids cheap walmart bike.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:36 PM
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At the top of the hill, if you take a left before you go down the hill, which you could do way back when, was what everyone called Caliche Hill. Big time makeout/parking spot.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:54 AM
 
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I have never been there but it looks on Google Earth as if Caliche Hill is now host to a cellular tower.
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