Sunday, April 17, 2011

i'm a north fork gurl

bad internet connection and my busy life has certainly gotten in the way of my blogging. i swear i write daily blog posts in my head but they rarely make it to the computer. don't know how you regular folks can keep up with it. i have major fiber related updating to do-but can't dive into it right now. hopefully this week i can catch up. instead, i have a mini post about my favorite river.

i live by three amazing rivers and i must admit the north fork is my favorite. my boy and i woke this morning and decided to take the dragon on a spring hike at the north fork and check it out after the storms and raging waters that carve thru the canyon all winter.

big tree across the beginning of the trail. lot's of storm damage but most of it was cleaned up already. liam was scoping out the trail for future mountain biking adventures.

a few of the big trees still stand! see the bridge below? we almost lost the dragon today. he went down for a drink under the bridge and fell in and couldn't get out. this is a creek that flows into the river-we were very scared as the creek was raging full force and there were bigger falls further down that eventually

end up dumping into

MAYTAG! a rapid named by the river rafters!!! what a relief that Blue was able to get out before reaching the dreaded washing machine! glad you're still with us buddy! even though you can be such a pain in me arse!!!

"what? who me?"
wild flowers were blooming.

the succulents are always my favorite.

video of the river and MAYTAG- you will see why we were worried about the dragon ending up at MAYTAG!

how fortunate we are to live in such an incredible and beautiful place -everyday i am so thankful of this.


Birdsong said...

We ARE sooo lucky! Blue is too... almost every year the river claims a rafting victim at one or another such holes. Thankfully, not him.

Sharon said...

I can see why they call it the Washing Machine. We were up at the top of the middle fork of the Feather River a couple weeks ago - there is so much water this year.

Dianne said...

Gorgeous! I had to scroll back up to see where you live when I saw this.

woolydaisy said...

diane- yes, i feel so fortunate to live in such an amazing spot.

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