It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Weekend. So, Really, Go Hike the Buckeye Trail With Jim Flood.
|Here comes the Flood -- which is to say, Jim Flood, the man who's happy to take you on a hike.|
Flood has been leading hikes on the Texas Buckeye Trail for more than 10 years. The forest here is breathtaking: towering oaks, long stretches of bright green rye grass, tangled vines. But this morning, a lone bulldozer was finishing work on the new concrete ADA-approved trail, part of the city's Trinity River Corridor Project. Flood led a group -- families, naturalists, retirees and the AmeriCorps volunteers who will be in Dallas for eight weeks to help with trail work in the Great Trinity Forest -- off the beaten path. We were there to learn about the forest, from edible plants to ancient trees. And, of course, to find the buckeyes.
Flood is leading the last two buckeye hikes this Saturday and Sunday. Meet at 11 a.m. at 7000 Bexar Street. We'll have a slide show Monday for those who can't make it. Which would be a shame.