The Trinity River runs over 700 miles from just south of the famous Red River through Fort Worth, Dallas, north of Houston down to Galveston Bay into the Gulf of Mexico. The Trinity River itself is not as well known throughout country or even our state but is in the process of a great metamorphosis.
The West and Clear forks of the Trinity River
Trinity River Corridor (Dallas) Project as well as nature enthusiasts are endorsing the Trinity River as a destination to enjoy many river activities. A blog called Dallas Trinity Trails covers the "less traveled, low-traffic areas for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding" all along the Trinity River within Dallas.
Workers were installing a shade structure for bands to entertain "floaters". Part of a summer entertainment series sponsored by a local radio station and Trinity River Vision Authority. TRVA along with several other organizations plan to develop this area north of downtown as "uptown" along the river creating "a vibrant urban waterfront neighborhood.*"
This is the view of the float last Thursday listening to the tunes of Bleu Edmondson (from New Braunfels - of course we had to go).
When I told of my river trip I was reminded of:
This monster alligator (14' long, almost 900 pounds) from the Trinity River in Leon County Texas (between Dallas and Houston) just recently...
and stories of record setting captures of the alligator gar in the waters of the Trinity River. I may not be joining the "floaters" anytime soon.
I will save my "floating" for the cool clean comfort of the 2.5 miles of the Comal River of New Braunfels.
Hope you are enjoying some good weather and outdoor summer activities wherever you are.