No real post today, total filler. But it’s fun filler, because it solves a year-old mystery.
A year ago I did a post about run-off in which I mentioned that Little Cottonwood Creek runs right outside my office. One day a kayaker showed up, and I included a couple of photos in the post, mentioning that I had no idea where he took out. Now I know.
Yesterday he showed up again as I as walking out of the building and I stopped and chatted with him. His name’s Dave, he’s very cool, and he lives about a mile downstream, right by Wheeler Farms. So he walks up to our office, pulling his kayak on a skate. Then he puts in, plays in the eddy, and kayaks home.
But kayaking home means not only that he goes under the overpass shown in this clip, but that he runs the creek through the covered viaduct that routes the creek over I-215. The guy kayaks over the Interstate!
Last week the run-off was even higher- the highest we’d ever seen it, and supposedly running at levels not seen since the early 1980’s. Dave says that to run the creek when the water is that high, a kayaker has to flip over as he approaches the viaduct (and a couple of other underpasses) and stay flipped over till emerging at the other end.
Back to regular posting tomorrow.