On Monday it rained more than 3/4 of an inch according to our gauge and we guessed the creeks would be up. In the afternoon the rain had moderated so we assembled rain attire and ventured into Swedetown gorge to see what that creek was doing.
|We started at the bottom and hiked our way|
|This was the highest flow we'd ever seen here.|
|Roaring water makes a conservative dog|
|Ya, I best stay darn close for security..|
|The rock down there is Nonesuch shale and|
around 1.1 billion years old.
|Hardly any space left under the middle bridge.|
This is the one we'll be replacing this fall.
|Cribbing and support seem to be holding up.|
|This is high!|
|Oh good! We still got snow on the trail.|
|This is a high water bypass at the dam meadow bridge.|
|I smell a kid. I love kids!|
|The water in the dam meadow had flooded were the|
ski trail would go and without wading boots,
it blocked our way upstream.
|Bonus photo! This is a bike bridge found over Spring creek|
in Churning Rapids.