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Cold creek crossing notes

Lucy with luggage

This picture reminds me that I need to fix that battery problem on the golf cart.

hip waders awaiting actionAlthough today the golf cart wouldn't have made it across the creek, I think even a 4 wheeler might have struggled with knee high water levels.

Yup...that meant going across in my boxers with my pants in the back pack. I have to stop once I get across to empty out maybe half a gallon of water from each boot, which has finally prompted me to order a set of hip waders for days like this. A place called Sports Authority will sell you a set for 22 bucks with shipping included.

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We have a Sports Authority (semi) locally, they seem to sell good stuff, although more then I normally want to pay. Good luck with the waders, thanks for not including boxer pics.

Cheers :) Shane

Comment by Shane Mon Mar 28 00:40:34 2011
Aw, you didn't want boxer pictures? I was tempted to follow along behind him and snap some shots. :-)
Comment by anna Mon Mar 28 07:52:53 2011
Have you ever got the footbridge problem solved? we had similar problems with a friends property, he was right below a dam and every time they released water his bridge washed out, finally figured out a permanent cure using PVC pipe, used lumber and old power line bracing wire. fully articulated floating bridge that raised and lowered with the water level. Can send drawings if you like
Comment by Mike Summerlin Sun Jun 26 19:46:32 2011
We've been pretty happy with our low tech solutions lately, but will probably cement in some permanent stepping stones eventually. Right now, Mark loves his hip waders and I don't mind wading in my sandals in warm weather. In cold weather, we just throw down a few cinderblocks, and don't cross when the water's too high. It feels nice to be more in touch with nature's cycles, actually, and to let the creek dictate a little bit of our lives.
Comment by anna Sun Jun 26 21:10:57 2011

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