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Some more pics that did not fit in the first report.
Rain on the windshield started at 0230H Sunday
First murky light of "dawn"
Many tents like this one had water pooled in the floor pan. ( high winds blew rain sideways under rain flaps. )
Temporary shelter until FEMA gets here
After recognising this soft spot, everyone else walked to the dig area
My worst fears came true ...it had just barely stopped raining when I saw these fresh surfacers footprints in front of me. ( I think I know who it was they were size 13 and 6 ! )
First arrivers at big hole found a pool of rainwater at the low end.
In very short order Eric found a nice scraper
And it was signed
While we were admireing Eric's find, Two swing Troy made a find.
There was more campers at other favorite camp sites all the way down to the far end....
Richard & Kobi had a hectic morning pulling stuck vehicles.
Yes I did find the famous property of Fred Flintstone.... Thanks Hal.
Thanks for showing the pics of my truck burried to.lol
It took me a few hours to clean all the mud from inside it and outside of it.
Had a frigging blast at the mud fest.
Can't wait till next year.
Eric W. you are a true gentleman and I truely enjoyed your company at the cache finding on saturday. I got to thinking about it sat. night and I bet you were a busy man during the summer fires. Thankyou for your services.
Thanks Pat. I enjoyed B.S.ing with you and all the others.
We were pretty busy this year with our own fires in Taylor and Hutto. But still we sent a few of our troops to help out other places when we could.
Our fires were pretty much overshadowed by the Bastrop fire and a couple of bad ones in Leander that burned about 30 houses.
Hopefully we will be a bit slower this winter but believe it or not winter is generally our worst grass fire season because of low humidity, high winds, and everything is already dead.
Those that found room away from the pond did well. The soil was absolutly dry below the 5 inch top. As they
dug and pushed the dry dirt behind them, it became a dry place to work in.
Notice anything funny about THIS digger ?
He's working next to the pond with no dry surface to start from.....He's standing straight up in liquified
throw dirt. ( and deeper mire is created as he dug )
John found a piece of pottery....I traded him a small Perd for it
Some diggers opted for a try at higher ground.
Others braved the roads to get to the area where the
blade cache was found.
Richard delights in using his truck horn once a year.. It's the call to lunch and can be heard at
the far end of the ranch ( to Bill's camp & the Paleo valley )
And prize drawing time ( EVERYONE WON )
By afternoon digging was tolerable
This long range pic may find it's way to the garage wall to complete the donut dig pics of 10 yrs ago.
With all the excitement, Goldie just had to grab a dognap
By 5PM the storm clouds were history
And the great drought of '11 finished.
Eric W. and Pat, it very good to see y'all again. I enjoyed hanging out with everyone and was really cool to watch Ben dig out that cache. Hopefully we won't have to wait a whole year to dig together again.. I will never forget mudfest!
oh yea , it was a blast, maybe for those who did not camp Fri night the wind blew like crazy , but Sat night , oh yea , I was awaken by Trish , Hooooney the tent is leaking and falling down , go fix it . woman have you lost your @#*# mind ? im not going out there , its a hurricane ! good thing the truck has front and back seats, at least we did manage to get out of the rain , even if we were already soaked lol . but wouldnt have missed it for the world .