Monday, June 27, 2011

A Ride in the Woods after 4" of Rain

As you can imagine, after lots of rain the past week, there was going to be water in the woods. The weather was beautiful and warm.
This place here to get across would not have been so bad if it wasn't for the hole the back tire of quad fell in. The first quad through found the hole and it fell on it's side. Grant didn't think it was that deep so he went in. After the water was over his boots, he went in deeper. Thanks to Grant, Bev, Russell, Chloe and I stayed dry above our boots. Curtis flooded his boots just towards the end of the ride.

There were several puddles where the water was over the engine on the quad. The Kodiak had water to the seat. I lifted my feet in most spots to prevent water filling them. The kids sit higher on the back so they stayed dry.

He's looking at his wife!
This is the Bad Heart River. Last year this hill was dry and brown. If the water was not so deep and fast flowing we could have made it across. Curtis and Grant went down to check it out. The water was up to Grant's chest, so no quads were making it across.

Time for some supper. With the long days we lost track of time. Leaving on the spur of the moment in the afternoon with the sun still high in the sky, it's easy to forget how late it really is. I had supper in the oven at home waiting. When we returned home, nobody was hungry so it was showers and straight to bed for the little ones.
Chloe was starting to get tired. There were some hills she had to climb in the mud. Slippery.
Russell is waiting to hit the trail again.
Curtis enjoying his hot dog. The water and the mud is fun to ride around in. The vegetation in the woods is so lush, beautiful. The roses were in bloom with their sweet aroma. Saw some frogs as well.

1 comment:

The Letniaks said...

So green!! Looks like a lot of work to me :) Glad you guys are able to get out and enjoy the great outdoors spite all the rain you've been getting!