Adventure Date: April 26, 2018
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It has been an interesting day. Last night at bedtime the forecast was for light occasional rain today with a total of 1/4“ of rain for the day. Well it did not happen quite like that.
By the time the sun got the OFM moving it had been 1/4 inching for a good while. It continued for the day until near supper time. The creek was rising and the park manager was checking the flood level during the day. As of an hour ago we were about four inches from the water coming over the banks of the creeks into the campground.
But the rain has stopped and Wheeler Lake is releasing water as fast as they can into the next lake down stream but the whole area is saturated. We are really hoping this next few days will give the TVA time to get some of the extra water gone from the area.
The OFM spent the day cleaning the Castle, cleaning golf clubs, eating tooooo much and visiting the nice folks in the campground. With a little luck we will get to hit the trails again tomorrow with the camera. But EVERYTHING is HEAVILY SATURATED. Some sunshine would be very welcome. If you are heading toward north Alabama or southern Tennessee be sure the pontoons on your vehicles are in good shape. You might need them.
In the meantime the OFM is going to be studying making charcoal drawings as a way of trying to have tooooo much fun.