Best Place To Ponder Our Relationship With Nature

Twin Falls on Barton Creek

Barton Creek's been largely dry since last fall, so there are no crowds at Twin Falls this summer. It's just as well. We ride our bikes up and down the Greenbelt and the falls are a good place to jump off and cool down. We're not the only ones who think so. By 10am, families have spread themselves across the rocks rushing with water, and kids are riding down the falls on their butts. But we're ashamed to say that some of the people who love the falls are stupid. They forget bits of wrapper and cigarette butts; they leave cans and grocery bags of trash around the heaped-up garbage can as if it's an offering to Freeport-McMoRan. We ponder. And pick up what we can.

Barton Creek Greenbelt
Zilker Park to Lost Creek, 512/974-6700
Twin Falls, and off MoPac, south of Loop 360, north of U.S. 290, 512/974-6700
www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/greenbelts.htm

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