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Seldom Scene. April 4, 2012

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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I took a walk yesterday, perhaps better characterized as a bushwack/hike, up the Cold river, away from Route 2 and out of view of the road.

In fact, it’s a place which very rarely sees human traffic; there are no paths beyond faint game trails.  I got there by forty minutes of traversing steep slopes and wading through rocky shallows.

The river was a magical mix of centuries of gradual change and the cataclysm of tropical storm Irene.  The steep valley had been scoured by the floods, with the outside of every bend eaten back to bedrock to a height of perhaps thirty feet above the current river level.

Still, time will heal this; it already looks somewhat normalized:

Along the way I found pools which will remain deep and cool in the heat of summer, with sandy, beach-like banks:

They’ll be wonderful to visit in the Dog Days, especially if I can get some adventurous others to join me there.

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1. Bob - April 5, 2012

I have stared and stared and searched and looked, and I can’t find Sam, Jerry, Bela or any of the others in either of those pictures. 🙂

Beautiful shots (of course) of the regenerative power of Momma N.

2. susancrow - April 8, 2012

Thanks for taking the trek although I’m betting you enjoyed even what hasn’t appeared here. It’s good to know this first spring is already healing the land.

3. littlebangtheory - April 9, 2012

Bob, Susan, yes, Mother is “on it,” though this really feeble winter delivered very little in the way of Spring high waters, so not as much erasing of the damage occurred as I had hoped. Perhaps next year…

4. UM - April 10, 2012

Those “beaches” look so foreign to be the Cold River. Hmph. But it will make for fun, splashy days indeed…I will definitely join you at these sites, if you think I am adventurous enough! ; )

P.S. First one’s real nice.

5. littlebangtheory - April 10, 2012

Ursi, I’m sorry to say that you might not recognize the place – the “usual spots” aren’t usual any more. But these spots are new to me (and thus to you,) so there’s nothing to miss – if you can endure the trail-less approach, you’ll love that little beach!


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