Our plan for today was a two hour hike, regardless of the weather, so this morning we put on our rain pants, packs, rain parkas, etc. I even put on my Seal Skinz waterproof socks. Our route was one of our favorites, the Heaven Hill & Pacific RR route I blogged about earlier.
We had just donned the same gear a couple of days ago to go on the Kings Canyon Loop, a familiar local water district trail. On both of these trips there was rain, wind, mud .... and we had a whole lot of fun. There is a lot of in the moment stuff, small slides, water rushing down gutters, hillsides, normally dry creekbeds.
For example, dirt roads frequently have ant colonies, a hole, dirt scattered around, ants scurrying, no big deal. Well, they seem to do things differently during the wet season. There is a dam, an inch or two high, around the entire hole. When it is raining, the dam gets this sort of sponge like appearance, but no water gets in from the sides.
Just a few more shots to encourage you to take a walk in the rain.