Sunday, March 1, 2009

What a difference a day makes...

Somedays you just take what's thrown at ya. Even if the weather dude says slight chance of 1-3" possible, and you get 10-12". I witnessed snow as deep as 12 inches at Akers Ferry, MO. Enjoy the slideshow of pictures from the float. Snow was accumulating at about 2" per hour during the float.

This short 1.5 miles was the most serene time I have ever experienced on the river. This was initially a solo fishing trip. I only made two casts and put the rod away to enjoy the beauty of the moment, as we all know you don't get very many of this times in life. A few minutes later a pair of wood ducks jumped up and flew down stream look close in the pictures for them. Very quiet and pretty with the heavy snow falling. The big rocks along the waters edge don't look near as inviting to jumpers when the temps are in the 30's. Welsh Spring is somewhat erie as you pass the old building with bars and such. I took the short hike up from the take out. That was a very spooky place as daylight faded. Mark this one up as "One float I will never forget".


Matt said...

Nice. Looks like you know how to make the best of winter amigo.

P.S. Heard from Tredway last week. Long time, 23 years!

Team Trail Monster said...

I will be riding Sylamo's Revenge with him if the Doc give me the clearance. I may be SAG support for Wendy on Ouachita Challenge though. I don't think 3 weeks is enough training time to jump on a SS and race 60 miles. But I guess I have done crazier things.