Adventure Location: Del Rio, Texas
Rolling Date: Feb. 1, 2013
The last is first tonight. A fellow blogger and his wife happened to stop at a National Park campground here in Del Rio. When the Teams returned from another adventure, the OFM checked to see what Thom and Dar were up to. They were very near the Teams so we hopped into the Truck to go meet them. Their blog is http://tdhoch.blogspot.com/ .
It turned out to be a wonderful meeting with great folks. We talked until dark. Many ideas were exchanged and the OFM gave them some information on Bibe. That is their next stop. Check out their blog it is a good one.
How about a walking trail that is great for hindered folks? It was designed to handle crutches, wheel chairs, walkers and almost anything else a person might need to help them get outdoors and have fun. This is a recently opened trail at Diablo East on Lake Amistad.
In this picture of the sign, the trail is the blue loop that the Teams explored. It is good surface all the way. We started at the red arrow, but it is recommended that you go on closer to the boat ramp where the parking is much better.
The start of the trail gives you a choice of clockwise or counter clockwise for your walk. We recommend clockwise so you will be facing the best scenery as you are meandering along the trail.
The path surface is compacted natural material of some sort. It is firm and should handle any expected traffic very well. However if you run a wheel off the edge of the compacted trail, expect a bit of unsteadiness. The trail is wide enough that that trouble should not happen, unless you are watching the scenery instead of the path at the wrong time.
Half of the trail goes through the standard desert brush of the area. It has neat things to see on occasion. The other half of the trail goes along an arroyo that has lake water in it on normal lake levels. Right now with the water so far down, what you get is lake views a bit of distance away. It is still worth the trouble to see the view.
Here is one of the nice views from the trail. Notice one of the benches thoughtfully places along the trail for our enjoyment.
The OFM Teams had an ulterior motive for taking this trail. We hoped to find some cacti in full bloom. It did not happen. We did find this funny looking flower on several bushes along the trail.
We think it is a bloomus plasticus. What do you think it is? All intelligent answers will be deleted! The trail did make it a good day of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.