Sunday, August 18, 2013
When all was said and done (many phone calls to our supervisor), everyone figured out that this was way more water than the rain had caused.
It turns out that there was a pond up on Big Mountain, at a home that used to be owned by Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle), and the pond breached, causing it to empty down the mountain. We drove up and looked at the pond, and Darrell guestimated about 4 million gallons came our way. Along with over 200 trout they had just stocked the pond with.
Damage to our park was minimal, you can tell where the water flowed, but it didn't really hurt anything. We're told that our road will be repaired, and things will be back to normal soon.
So, that's about the most excitement we've had all summer here. The month of July has been warm, and our park has been packed every day. Most of the exploring that there is to do up here, we did in the past 3 years, so didn't want to post duplicate pictures again.
It has been too hot for hiking, (we did that once in Glacier, and both suffered from heat exhaustion, don't want to repeat that experience).
We are waiting for a bit cooler weather for that, and in the meantime are keeping busy going to the gym and looking for huckleberries.