Sunday, December 14, 2014

Rivers in the desert

Doug And Joannie.
My lowly packrafting skills need some practice so we spent the day out in the Nevada desert searching out opportunities. We were successful on muliple levels. Hard to predict the spring flows but in addition to finding likely navigable water, we saw an old unusual irrigation ditch (abandoned) that penetrated through the mountain in several locations, mine adit style, beaver dams that will force portages, along with their tracks in the mud and mountain lion tracks preserved in the hardening ground.

Irrigation ditch that goes through the mountain.

Joannie on the ditch

The abandoned ditch

One of many beaver dams

Cat tracks
Another dam pond
Later in the day the weather changed its mind.