I wasn’t sure what to expect at the Gault Archeological site on Saturday February 18th, 2023. Our Lost Pines Chapter Texas Master Naturalist training class got a personalized guided tour as our first field trip and I have to say it was incredible! Sergio Ayala, our guide, did a great job in every way. He gave us a lot of interesting information about the site and shared specialized knowledge to help us understand exactly why the site is so significant. Learning that some of the oldest evidence of human activity found in the world was excavated right there, at the spot I was actually standing on, was amazing. The area is covered with ancient artifacts you can pick up, look at and ask questions about, and ask questions we did! I learned so much in just a couple of hours and all that new knowledge sparked a lot more curiosity!
Just about anyone could go on this tour, kids to seniors. The hike is mostly on the beaten path and really easy going with plenty of stops. Just the natural beauty of the place was worth visiting and any interest in archaeology or prehistoric human activity makes it a “must visit” spot. It was totally more than worth the drive and I will definitely go again given the opportunity. It was an honor to be there and to have a great guide like Mr. Ayala share his time and truly expert expertise.
By Nicole Mersiovsky