I just got back from a 6 mile trip on Big Darby. I used to go at least once a week during the summer and twice alot of the time about 5-6 years ago. Just kinda got away from it and have not really made the time. Well, today was great. I was going to take wife and Madison and go Canoeing but the water level was up. So I just went and took the 6 mile leg of the river. They also have a 4 and a 12 mile offered. It was great and relaxing. I seen a ton of turtles sunning themselves and severl snakes out on fallen trees and limbs in the water. A few decent size gardners and one that I have no idea what it was but it was probably 3 and a half feet and almost got in the boat. I was pulled up next to a fallen tree and taking pics of some turtles sunning with my camera. When I went to pull away he was no more then 3 feet in front of my face. Needless to say I did not stick around much longer, LMAO. I do not like snakes one bit. It was fun to go and just get away. The river was pretty busy and I had to get out of the Kayak a couple times to help a canoe with 2 kids under 8 in it with Dad following behind in a Kayak. They were banked twice and flipped the canoe once. It is no more then 6 foot in most parts with some shallow parts. I did not get any pics this time because dont really feel like taking the chance on soaking the camera. LMAO I am really going to try and get back into this. It is great upper body workout and a fun relaxing time. Will probably be more Canoeing with Madison and the wife but will get out on my own every now and then.