Rain, actually

30 08 2020

By the time I took this pic of lovely Chipeta, in the southern part of Spring Creek Basin, we were stomping through soupy mud (!). Another wave had briefly washed over us … and yet another little wave was on its way. Even the littlest arroyos were running – RUNNING – with actual, honest-to-goodness (and very muddy) WATER.

When I got back to lower Disappointment Valley on the road, the road and ground along it was dry. When I drove around and into the western part of the basin, my Jeep was leaving yet another trail of dreaded dust.

I’m not even kidding.

But at least part of the basin got rain, which seems to have been a bit of a toad gagger. πŸ™‚


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30 08 2020
Pat

Yeah rain! I guess it comes as it blows on through the hills and dales of the Basin!

30 08 2020
TJ

We’ll take any that comes, as much or as little as comes wherever it comes!

30 08 2020
lovewildmustangs

What wonderful news to hear the water was running in the arroyos!

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30 08 2020
TJ

Hopefully, it rain into some ponds … !

30 08 2020
Karen Schmiede

Glad you got some rain. Hope you get a lot more!

30 08 2020
TJ

Thank you! And I do, too!!

30 08 2020
Sue Story

Good to hear this, TJ! We’ll take it even though it seems to scatter around a bit. Nothing here, but it DID rain over near Groundhog where we were on Thursday. Some is better than none! Hoping for our own toad-tagger. 😊

30 08 2020
TJ

Nice to hear that Groundhog also got some rain. … I’ve been wondering what the aspen will look like this fall. The cottonwoods down here are already sporting yellow leaves … from drought stress.

30 08 2020
Trish

Toad gagger ! You from Texas ?? So happy for the rain that came !

30 08 2020
TJ

Ha – yep, though I don’t remember knowing the term until recently? πŸ™‚ I know we’ve REALLY gotten some rain when the toads start singing from a particular little ditch along the road that holds water when it really, REALLY rains!

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