the boise river has been high enough to flood parts of the greenbelt for almost two months now. here are some pictures from early april:
and from a different section of the path, yesterday:
someone cobbled together a makeshift walkway out of cottonwood bark. i watched a guy try to negotiate it, unsuccessfully. here’s a much deeper area:
there’s a strong current sweeping the river across the path into logger’s creek. it’s probably over a foot at the deepest.
if it were up to andy we’d just keep going, but sandals + water + rough sand and gravel = blisters.
he’s such a river rat. he especially loves the shallow flooded areas because he can prance around in the water rather than having to paddle with his stubby little snausage dog legs.
i was surprised to see floaters out already. doesn’t it look like summer?
logger’s creek is about an inch shy of flooding a main entrance to the path.
the mute swans hatched their new brood--only three cygnets, much fewer than last year.
i’m still keeping an eye on the currants. they should ripen in a few weeks.