Wednesday, May 13, 2009

10-mile canal


Ten Mile Canal, up in the Big Thicket National Preserve by Vidor, is an old logging canal off of the Neches River. The canal is in the area where Ten Mile Creek used to run, though I think that has silted over.

The canal runs back through Tupelo Cypress swamps into some beautiful nature views. The day we went the canal was muddy because the water in the river was high and running pretty hard from recent rains.

Birds were all around us as we venture deep down the mostly straight sections of the canal. But seeing them was pretty difficult. You had to satisfy your self with trying to make out the various calls.

--steve buser

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