Friday, December 03, 2004

Have You Forded a River Lately?

Okay, just so you understand what I mean when I say I live in a "remote rural area"...

Several miles from my place, there's a gravel road called Sunflower Drive. The road runs down steeply into a valley, twisting and turning as you go. Then it twists and turns some more as it runs through the valley. Off to one side of you, you'll see this creek running alongside the road. Sooner or later you've got to cross Silver Creek. And when you do...

You find there's no bridge. Never has been. Nope, instead you've got to ford Silver Creek.

Don't worry, it's not bad. You'll get your tires pretty thoroughly wet, but take it slow and you'll ford the creek just fine. It's less than a foot deep. Usually.

They do have some warning signs posted as you come up toward the ford.

But I wouldn't worry about them warnings. Much.

Long as you're driving a pickup, or an SUV like my old Chevy Blazer— and long as we haven't just had four inches of rain or anything— you'll do fine.



Blogger Caltechgirl said...

So I guess you didn't Ford the creek, but rather you Chevy-ed it? ;)

Friday, December 03, 2004 9:19:00 PM  

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