Exploring the missing water – Day 1

Earlier in the morning, after getting the kids off to school, and checking in with the digital world, I looked out the window to see if I should make the trip back to the dam at Marsh Creek Lake.

I was not too convinced that it be a good day, but I did eventually made it up to the dam, where I had only been two days before, but this time with my tripod.

My goal was to start at the spillway gate, and head north along the shoreline as far as I could go, and maybe even get onto the concrete of the main emergency spillway.

Spillway Gate
Spillway Gate

Walking across the rugged rocks, I wondered to myself several times, if I should not head straight up the hill to the vehicle road, but decided against it, and was greeted with this view when I looked back at the spillway gate.

Looking back across the dam
Looking back across the dam

Continuing down the shoreline, I was heading towards the pilings that I had seen from the opposite shore two days before, and was one of my real quests for today.

Woodhenge at Marsh Creek
Woodhenge at Marsh Creek

When I got there, surprised to see that what looked like a dock or morning from a distance, seem to be pilings randomly placed poles into the shoreline.

Lonely Cat o’nine tails
Lonely Cat o’nine tails

I walked around the point, and onto a dry area which would have normally been covered in several feet of water, and continued looking for a way, to further explore down in the spillway.

In the Marsh
In the Marsh

It was difficult walking in the dried swamp grass and cat o’nine tails, but I could see animal tracks heading the direction I wanted to go.

Tt was very apparent that the creatures knew how to maneuver the terrain better than I could.

Eventually time was getting the best of me, and I had to head back to my car before my kids got home from school.

- Andrew
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