Tuesday, April 01, 2014
As most of you know who read my blogs that I walk pretty much every day with my dog in the woods or on any remote roads that I can find away from traffic and a lot of people. I have a favorite spot (actually I have several), but they have all been rough going this winter with all the snow but more so the ICE!! I have been diligently careful to maneuver these trails all winter without falling... well actually, I did fall a few times but without a problem. Well, my luck finally ran out. Yesterday I was navigating a "river". There are actually a lot more of them now because a great deal of them a not really rivers, they are only a result of the quickly melting snow. But as I was crossing a footbridge over an actual river, I slipped on the slush and BOOM!! .... my leg slid off the bridge and into the river I went, banging my knee and right shin on the side of the bridge on the way down... WOW!! that water is cold this time of year!! Well, as I always say it could have been worse. I was able to stand (the water wasn't that deep), I was able to pull myself back onto the bridge, although I was wet, I wasn't that far from the car and I managed to escape with only a few scrape and one big bruise on my knee, but nothing broken or sprained
. Sadly, this won't dissuade me from my springtime walking in the water, slush and mud. I don't know if sadly was the right word... maybe not the best idea, but nevertheless, I'll keep walking in the woods; Iguess I look at it as a challenge at this point. Don't worry; I"ll be careful. I just have to remember to bring a big towel to wipe down the dog before he gets mud all over the car, and I will continue to remember to carry my cell phone just in case....
The picture I've posted is usually a small pond and a large grassy field. Now it's just one big lake; just to give you some idea of the amount of water that is flowing down off off the mountain.