I’ve almost forgotten about Duck Hollow. It’s a little area tucked away on the shores of the Monongahela River, overlooked by the Homestead High Level Bridge. I used to come here as a kid to go fishing. It wasn’t much then, and it was always filled with trash. It was a popular dumping ground. Which was always such a shame. While doing research for my park project, Duck Hollow came up. Nine Mile Run runs straight to Duck Hollow and empties into the Mon River. Since I haven’t been here, I decided to go check it out. Wow, this place has changed. A lot of the trash was gone. There were trails in two directions. One connects to the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, that runs throughout the city. I believe the other is a dead-end. There is also a trail along-side the train tracks. I didn’t explore them to much, as it was hot and sunny, with no shade, and I didn’t bring my water bottle. After exploring the trails, I cozied up at the fishing area, waiting for sunset. No much of a sunset happened. Some very faint pinks appeared in the clouds, but that was it. However, this place is really peaceful. The view wonderful. Not to mention I was right on the historical waterway. The Mon was used heavily in the Steel Mill days, and the history is still all around, in it’s rusted glory.
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