Boy that was some great rain yesterday evening and last night. There was not much run off even from the concrete parking lots. What little grass that is left certainly loved the moisture.
About a year ago a flood came through the area and wiped out a low water crossing near town on the road to the golf course. They hopped to it and got the road repaired. Man o Man did they do a nice job of it. Check out this next picture of the fancy bridge, kayak/canoe launching point and parking. It is really pretty first class.
The Team walked out and around the area to see what there was to see. Even though in these next pictures you can see there is water, it is about two feet lower than normal for this time of the year. Here is a view from the bridge looking down stream toward town.
We never stopped at this place when it was a low water crossing. Upstream is pretty nice looking. It is pretty low water for yakking though.
AH HA maybe everyone would like to see what the inside of the culvert looks like. So the OFM dug his finger nails into the concrete of the bridge just like Spiderman and stuck the camera out over the water and got a decent picture of the culvert. Now if you think I got that shot in one try, you give me way toooooooooooo much credit as a photographer. But I did get it. Eventually.
That finished the meandering at the crossing and we went on to other foolishness.
At the State Park is two bird blinds for those so inclined to spend time watching birds and filling out their cards. It seems to make at least as much sense as golf anyway. The blinds are nice and the one near the overlook trail has a very neat birdbath built in the viewing yard. Those birds use it without any bit of modesty at all. If you clik the pic then you can see the naked birds.
This morning it was a great walk in the reasonably cool dry air. The Team got back just at noon as it was getting warm. Later this afternoon it hit 99 on our thermometer. When you visit this park that trail is a recommended walk.
The evening was spent aggravating the small bass down at Lake Junction. The location chosen was in the shadow of the bridge crossing the lake. It made a good spot to let the day wind down with a fishing rod in action in your hand. The warm dry air made it a wonderful finish to a great day of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.