Wednesday, May 7, 2014

On the Trinity: Texan Urban Adventure (5/4/14)

Urban Adventure begins!
Trip: Trinity River - Elm Branch
Location: Denton - Coppell, TX
Distance: 5.69 miles

The day after Glenn's wedding we headed over to Coppell, near Irving.  Trinity River Kayak has four different trips along the Elm Branch of the Trinity River.  Urvi and I went with the McInnish Run, where they drive you up to Denton and put in.  Then you end up back in Coppell right by where you parked.
Putting in

The Trinity River is fully in the North Texas (Dallas-Ft Worth) sprawl.  Yet, the river itself is hidden from the sprawl and what at times felt like the set to Office Space.  (Turns out Office Space was shot in the area.)  It was a beautiful trip paddling through a bit of nature on the edge of 21st Century American sprawl.
Turtles, Heron, etc.
Urvi, logs, bridges, me
Father and Son on the river

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If you are in the Irving/Arlington area, I would definitely spend 2 or 3 hours with Trinity River Kayak.

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