Truscott Brine Lake – Knox County – 09/05/2015

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Our final county for this trip was Knox. To collect it we walked the event at Truscott Brine Lake.  The lake is located on Bluff Creek, a south bank tributary of the north fork of the Wichita River, about three miles north and one and one-half miles west of Truscott, in Knox County, Texas.  This lake is managed by the Corp of Engineer’s.    It is a part of the Red River Chloride Control Project, which was designed to reduce chloride contamination of the Red River.

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We stopped first to use the restrooms in the overlook area behind the office.  We saw a herd of jackrabbits but I was so thrilled watching them I forgot to use my camera.  We continued over the dam and parked at the kiosk to do the walk.

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We were walking East right into the sunrise so there is reflection off the water and camera lens.

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Once we got on top the dam I could take pictures to the side.

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The turkey buzzards where sunning themselves on the dam in front of us.

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The gauges for telling the depth of the water at the half way point of the dam.

 

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After we turned around and headed back across the dam I spotted this Roadrunner.

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View on the other side of the dam away from the lake.

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DSCF3980We were walking slow and the buzzards were circling near the end of the walk.

This is the last “new” county until Thanksgiving when two events are scheduled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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2 Responses to Truscott Brine Lake – Knox County – 09/05/2015

  1. Gypsy Bev says:

    Pictures around a lake always make me feel peaceful. I especially liked the sign “Road Enters Water”. Those were real words of caution.

  2. jbcamera says:

    Always makes me uneasy when Turkey Vultures circle over my head. Wonder if they know something I don’t! 🙂

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