Monday, June 29, 2015

Trinity 2015: Part One -- The Lake

Life is hectic right now. Mostly, it's softball, which I haven't talked about at all this season. I meant to, but, well, other things came up which proved distracting. One thing came up which proved distracting and which lasted throughout, basically, the whole spring season. We're in the summer travel ball season, now, which is much busier and hectic than the spring rec season. So, yeah, as I write this, I just got in from softball practice with my daughter, and I will be gone all weekend at a tournament. Fortunately, I just got back from vacation, so I have a lot of new pictures!

The annual vacation is to the Trinity Alps where, ostensibly, the Trinity lake resides. However, this year, there was no lake. Thank you drought.
Those two pictures are where there should be lake.

My wife and I walked down there pretty close to dark the first night and couldn't see the water and just kept walking and walking and never found it. We went back, later, on our bikes and rode down to where the water is, but I forgot my camera, so this is all you get. [Also, there's a longer story to all of that, but I don't really have time for it, right now.]

The second night we were there, a thunderstorm actually blew through, which was pretty cool, though it didn't do anything noticeable to the water level. It was the first thunderstorm for my kids (because we really don't get that kind of thing where we live). The lady who works in the store at the campground said that sometimes it thunders so hard up there that it makes their automatic doors open. That I would have liked to have seen.

At any rate, I'm running short on time, so I'm going to leave you with rain in the mountains.

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  1. That looks really pretty despite the drought.

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    1. JKIR,F!: It is pretty. There's still water up there, there's even still lake up there, it's just not as much, and it's not enough to make it south like they need it to.

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  2. Sad when a whole lake disappears.
    Your kids have really never experienced a thunderstorm? Considering we get one or more a week, that's just hard to fathom.

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    1. Alex C: We don't get that kind of rain here. My kids have no idea what I mean when I tell them about it raining so hard you can't see off the front porch.

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  3. That's actually quite pretty... you know, for being sad. Also, I just love that last sentence. "I'm going to leave you with rain in the mountains." Like now that you're done with us, you're going to cast a spell and wash us all away with rain.

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    1. ABftS: Hmm... I hadn't thought of that. I'll have to look up rain spells, now.

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  4. I've nominated you for an award on my blog.

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  5. The lake is gone, how scary. The photos are beautiful, though.

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    1. Jeanne: Not quite gone gone. If you walk, maybe, half a mile from where I took the picture, you get to some water. I wish I had pictures of the water lines on the mountain on the other side.

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  6. Wow, it looks beautiful there. Too bad about the drought. I always forget about that when I envy you living where you live.

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    1. Briane: It is beautiful there, drought or no.

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  7. The drought must really be crazy now. I know it's been going on for decades, but people have only recently REALLY started paying attention to it... so much so that even Japan is reporting on it. :-/

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    1. Alex H: I think this one is only being counted at about five years, at this point, and it was, like, three years into it before people started realizing, "Oh, this is a drought."

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