Adventure Location: Falcon County Park, Texas
Adventure Date: 2-9-2021
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Another drizzly morning that turned beautiful for the afternoon. Serious cold weather is due here for the weekend so we are enjoying the warm weather to the max.
The morning walk was down the slope from the picnic area near the shelter area. This is the area we used to kayak from when the lake was less empty. From the shore here you can see the boundary poles out in the lake showing you where Mexico and the USA meet out in the water. The OFM always stayed on our side of the poles when out on the lake.
We started to cut cross country to get down to the water but the thorns quickly changed our minds. They hurt and sometimes the point will break off inside your penetration point on your body. That is never a fun event.
So we chose to traverse the area on the volunteer roads all over this part of the lake bed. They make the meandering a lot easier than fighting the South Texas brush.
We got down to the beach area and had lots of room to meander as you can see.
There are still many folks that get the idea their vehicle can go anywhere. These ruts so our readers that is not true. We call the big knobby mud grip tires Grave Diggers.
Those ruts are partly in the Federal Land protecting the dam. It is a no go area so we wonder where the fools were going.
By the time the OFM had finished this meander he was needing a rest. Getting back to Sierra was a wonderful event after that 3+ miles of meandering.
Meandering is still a great way of trying to have tooooo much fun.
To compensate for your thorns, (well, actually there's not much available to compensate for that. TX brush country is hard.) take comfort in thinking you won't be oh however many miles it was the last time I computed and I was way off, we will be having a low of 9 this weekend. That's F. I hope stay above 32F to keep things operating....I supsect you've got experience for that.ReplyDelete
I hate to see the Rio Grande lakes so low. But they've been getting lower and lower for years. Sigh.
Glad you didn't try going through those Thorns.ReplyDelete
Hoping your weather improves over the next few days so you can continue having tooooo much fun.
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.
Don't accidentally meander into Mexico. At least not without your passport, so Border Patrol will let you back in.ReplyDelete
I don't even have a passport so I am stuck here in the USA.Delete