So there is this place that I went to in my car several times last year, the South Fork of the San Gabriel River. It was a cool place to chill out and walk along the rocky banks and is easily accessible to anyone who wants to check it out.
Then the drought hit and all the water went far far away so I stopped going. But a few weeks ago as I was scooting I noticed the water was flowing at a nice pace, so I decided to take the scoot and follow the river to see if I could find any treasure…or bigfoot.
Well, I took the road running alongside the south bank of river and there was no really good places to park and explore as there are houses all along the road, but I did spot a nice looking outcropping on the north bank side. So I backtracked and made some best guess twists and turns and after about an hour, I found it.
There was a nice place to park the scooter that was out of the way, not that there was a lot of traffic, but you never know. So I hopped a railing and walked along the rocky, Martian terrain tot get to the waters edge. There were some really cool rock formations and and pebbles and the current was nice and swift. I looked like a fun place to go swimming!
You could tell there had been a flood there recently as there was debris and logs and all kinds of stuff piled up on the standing trees up to 10 – 15 feet above the current water line. I bet that was a sight to see.
It was fun and I did end up taking the crazy rock with all the cavities in it (I debated with myself for 15 minutes if it was okay to take the stupid rock…and finally decided it was okay to do).
From there I continued on the road I came in on to find some dead animal parts (deer/raccoon?) and some other cool tributaries along the way.
The last stop on April, 7 2010 was at this awesome house with a cool iron fence and a huge yard full of Longhorn Cattle. They are majestic creatures for sure. I found out a few days later that that is the herd and ranch where they keep the BEVO lineage.
This was another successful ride and another beautiful day in Texas.