Sunday, March 28, 2010
Today was an absolutely beautiful day, so off we went to the woods. We decided to ride the road that was flooded last time and see how it looks now. There are still big mud bogs in places, and the washout on the other side is still being repaired, but here are the then and now pictures of the covered bridge.
The yellow and black signs are 5 ft high, and it is another 6-8 ft down to the bridge. Lots of water in one day.
More rain is coming, but hopefully not a flood this time.
After our ride, we got some yard work done, grass mowed, brush cleared and burned, ate a banana pop (hey, we earned it), and got MIL out so she could enjoy the sunshine. Then DH being the animal he is, went for a 7 mile trail run.
I love spring.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Ok, between Tues night and Wed we had about 7 inches of rain. Our lake flooded the yard, and the road, areas of town that rarely flood were flooded. Road bike was out. So knowing the mountain bike trail would be a bit muddy, DH and I decided to take to the forest service roads for our ride. We grabbed the fenders, packed the tandem and off we went. Most of the roads were passable, enough gravel to keep them from being too terribly muddy. But there are several cement bridges, pads actually, requiring you to ford creeks. We made it about 4 miles before reaching one we could not ford. There is a high water marker that is 8 ft high, it cannot bee seen, not even a ripple where it is. So we turned around and headed back to the truck.
You can barely see the road on the other side. The creek is usually about 8 ft wide, today it was about 100 yards across.
More rain coming tomorrow, can't wait to see how it looks after that.
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