Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Swedetown Creek bridge check II

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
up upstream.

This was the highest flow we'd ever seen here.

Roaring water makes a conservative dog
quite nervous.


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.
Thanks Mark!

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.

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