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.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Bankfull and Then Some

Pop quiz for Gypsy Nick (or anyone else who would care to play):

Name that flooded creek.

This is some of the good stuff that you miss zipping around in a car.

Things have been wet and wild up here for the last week or so, especially for communities north and south of here.

I was fortunate enough to see the sun for a few minutes earlier this morning, so I won't complain.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

In Summary

I noticed it has been a month since I posted anything.  
Here is a photo summary of the last month of my life.
Much of it is bicycle related:



Fortunately I was out in the garage until almost 1am installing fenders on the Unit.

Took it for a test ride around the neighborhood. 

Noticed that the neighbors had their garbage cans out.

Realized I should put mine out too or it would be overflowing by next week Thursday. 

Bought the fenders via last spring, but didn't feel the need to install them until now.

Great prices, nice guys, small shop and free shipping.  

Not my LBS, but not a big box store either so my conscious didn't mind supporting them.  Took good care of me when USPS lost the first set of fenders.