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Well, it finally happened!!


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 emoticon . 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.
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WHITNEYTEACHER 4/2/2014 9:20AM

    So glad you weren't seriously injured! emoticon Ever considered ice-grippers for your shoes? emoticon Amazon delivers. emoticon

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TUDAFD 4/1/2014 8:39PM

    You live in a beautiful spot. I'm glad you escaped with minor injuries. Stay safe.

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TWILAQ1 4/1/2014 12:25PM

    What a beautiful spot to walk! Watch out for hypothermia. I'm glad you were near the car and its heater.

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CAROLMAID 4/1/2014 11:10AM

    Atta girl! keep up the spirit and keep your phone handy. Walking in the woods and trails is tricky in the spring but very enjoyable despite the copious amounts of mud. I like to head out whenever I can with a friend as soon as most of the snow is gone. It's so much better than pounding the uneven pavement that goes around the lake near my house. And generally if there's lots of mud then the stupid May flies aren't out and biting yet. Hate those buggers LOL Glad your OK and keep on hiking!
Best wishes,
Carol

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JERZRN 4/1/2014 10:22AM

    Glad you are OK!

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GINNABOOTS 4/1/2014 10:11AM

    I am glad you were not seriously hurt. Looks like you have some beautiful terrain to walk. Keep it up!

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GEORGE815 4/1/2014 10:05AM

    Great walks you must have. You were very fortunate.

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LEWILL1982 4/1/2014 10:04AM

    Beautiful! I'm sorry you fell, but happy to read that you're mostly ok. Was your dog with you when you fell? Just keep being safe!

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