Balcones District Park offers an interesting hike because of the diverse habitats in the short length it covers – because, of the beautiful marriage of nature and suburbia. The trail is very rocky in spots so be sure and wear ankle supporting shoes and watch out for the poison ivy!
Well I didn’t wear my jeans…LOL So please don’t take me as the good influence. I get a warning but I didn’t heed.
The beginning of the entrance to the Balconies District Park. It led me to this…..
The “one-eyed” tank on the right says “I’m sorry to inform you – but – your membership has been denied. 1984.”
This is really-almost- impossible for me to ride my mountain bike through this damn f**king stones on this path. I gave up, hopped out of my seat, walked through this trail with my poor bike. Just be prepared or just be pumped for the rough ride.
Ah, the damaged dam….as abandoned as well. Neglected. Graffiti-marked. Sorry-ass but intriguing. I wish there is a story behind this dam. Look around, the trees are not trimmed, water greeny, trash strewn all over the creek.
The cart was left underwater. I don’t have any idea how the cart ended up there. The grocery stores are pretty FAR, yes, FAR from here. Apparently dropped out of the dogs-and-cats- carts storm.
Leaving the dam, this is leading me into Barton Creek Greenbelt. This is a new jog and bike trail that hasn’t been completed yet. The Shoal Creek/Lance Armstrong Bikeway has been closed on and off for various utility upgrade projects that would make use of the trail too dangerous during construction on the Mopac.
Walking through the Mopac overpass – I see the alien is watching me.
That’s where the Metro Rail is running through rails. It’s also making a face.
“Meteor Shall Fall Sept. 24, (10 crossed off), 2015”
Ok, I’m still here, thank you.
I went back to the Mopac overpass, there is a new addition towards Duval Road for the bicycle enthusiasts. You can stop by and grab some water at Speedy Stop gas station on the right.
Wait, I’m not finished…I continued to walk on Duval Road. I know there are a lot of graffiti on the overpass. See the arrow.
I checked them out. Yes, its still there but there are some changes just like Hope Outdoor Gallery at 1101 Baylor Street. Hope Outdoor Gallery is still the best city attraction. It’s just an overpass wall but its cool to see our local artists do that once in a while.
What I got ….this! I walked with my flip flops. 😉