River Trails Images

Today was a camera day, seeing what called my name, as I rode the River Trails clockwise. At the entrance to Eagle Lake a long train was playing around and blocked the entrance. The only way past it was up Reno Avenue over the river and back down on Eastern Avenue, this first shot from the peak of the bridge. Passing under the I-40/I-35 interchange, I could then hop on the future bikeway alongside the still unfinished Indian Heritage Center, from which I took the second shot.

The Devon Tower from different angles seemed like an interesting theme for the day. However, this is Twin Creek near where it drains into the North Canadian River. It’s also called Brock Creek and it really isn’t much right up until it approaches the river. Most of its length it is just a drainage channel across the near southwestern side of OKC.

But here’s another shot of Devon Tower viewed from around the middle dam on the Oklahoma River Trails. In the foreground is one of our native flowering shrubs visible all along the River Trails. It was a shady spot that made for a good prayer chapel for the day. Then I turned around and took a picture of the dam behind me. There’s been some rain upstream in recent days, so the water gates have been dropped just a bit and it makes a decent flow downstream.

The trail ends at the Boat House and I looked up to see the former feed mill, now a rope climbing tower. I’m sitting at the passenger boat dock, which is quite a bit lower than the surrounding terrain.

My last image is looking at the Devon Tower once more, this time from Washington Park on the far eastern end of what was once Deep Deuce. This is also the starting point for the Katy Trail, and it’s on my way back home along NE 4th Street.

About Ed Hurst

Disabled Veteran, prophet of God's Laws, Bible History teacher, wannabe writer, volunteer computer technician, cyclist, Social Science researcher
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1 Response to River Trails Images

  1. Jay DiNitto says:

    Just looked up Devon Tower. It has a restaurant on the top 2 floors. The tall building here in Pittsburgh used to have a restaurant at the top that spun around. Wish it was still there…that would be something to experience.


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