Sunday, January 2, 2011

Open the floodgates!

Good Heavens,
What an event. My father in law and I decided to go to the desert to make one last ditch effort. well as you can see from the picture we had to make "alternate plans". I thought I experienced a "flash flood" in Wisconsin this summer when I had ankle deep water on my street. That was nothing. The Bakersfield delta and Kern River area had received like 5 inches of rain in the past 3 days, More than their average annual rainfall. The desert usual soaks up water with its porous rocks, sand, and cactus fast enough to never allow a puddle.
 I actually got to see a road wash away, what a sight.
Being as "hardcore' as I am (total tongue in cheek comment), my father had to convince me to come out this day. While no chukar ended up in the bag, i got to witness another side of mother nature that i didn't deem possible.
It has been a great trip, with new tales to tell, and a healthy appreciation for our mother earth.

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