Flood trek

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  1. Mar 31, 2019 #1

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    i had wanted to go to Fort De Charters next weekend but the high water is closing the area around the fort, so that’s been canceled.
    We have to set or work schedules about three months in advance. We work three or four twelve hour shifts per week and so many weekends per six week period. So I had juggled to have thursday though wendsday off.
    Weather is forecast to pretty nice around here, so I’ll be taking a good little trek ... infact it will be my first one this year.... the area I’ll go is called the Hercules glades. This time of year springs will be a plenty... don’t think water will be a problem.
     
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    Take some pictures for us. Looking forward to seeing them
     
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    Will do
     
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    Take extra socks.
     
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    If it's high water how about a canoe trip? Can carry lots more gear and camp in comfort.
     
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    The area is mostly upland, with small creeks cutting a y shaped valley. Might float a canoe now but not a long trip.the trails run mostly on the uplands, I was thinking of the number of springs flowing that would keep me in water. In three months only the best springs will be flowing and the creeks will be a string of little ponds
     
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    Looking forward to you report,and, hopefully, pictures.
     
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    Will do
     
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    Well st the beginning of the week it was forecast to be a nice weekend, now it’s set to rain all weekend. So I guess I’m skunked,
     
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    Well heck, anyone can trek in the sunshine. I was hoping for some hard core trekking pictures??
     
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    :) Real life frontiersmen knew enough to hang out by the fire in the rain
    “A strong man enjoys the feeling of nature on his face” “a wise man knows enough to come in out of the rain”. That was from one of the great philosophical stories ever...Big trouble in little China ;)
     
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    Is the Mark Twain NF in your trekking area?
     
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    Very true, worked for the high-way department for 36 years, had a staying, " If the second rain drop hit you that was your fault!!
     
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    Most of mo forest is Mark Twain Nat forest. With regional parts of it all over.
     

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