Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fifteen Soggy Photos

I headed out to do some science today.  My commute to the research site follows a glacier fed lake for the first eight miles.  Between record snowfall last winter and a healthy amount of precipitation this summer it's been a big water year and the lake is getting too big for its britches.

Their are (normally) two roughly parallel, occasionally intersecting,  trails along the lake.  One for ATVs and one for non-motorized users.

Today the lake was more full than I have ever seen it.

Pretty cool if you ask me.

Encountered this 100 yards down the trail.  I went back to the truck for my rubber  boots.

The view has improved since the trees that were there fell in the lake.

Tried to stick to the trail and avoid the abrupt edge that dropped into the lake.

Hub deep and then some at times.

Right before I turned around and took the high road.

Deep enough to make me double back.

As you might guess I opted for the ATV trail here.

I had to skirt around the new 'sea cliffs'.

There was also some of this to deal with after our recent windstorms.

I eventually had to step my game up a notch.

Booty I found floating in deepest water crossing.

Bow hunter fording the lake ahead of me.

Cargo bike portage. Photo courtesy of "the bow hunter."

Out bound ATVer.

I easily remained under the speed limit across this stretch.
The power of water never ceases to amaze me.


  1. Little wRider told me that you practice bench pressing your Big Donkey at home. Glad you found the opportunity, and the photographer in the wild.

    I don't miss Alaska right now.

  2. I have some more science related Big Donkey presses scheduled for Sunday. It's snowing here tonight, puts a huge grin on my face. Little was requesting to go skiing when I put him to bed. Glad you're enjoying CO.