The Mad Fishicist

A fly rodding, sheep stalking, moose calling, guitar trying, bird watching, fly tying, Katie loving stay-at-home-dad.

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Location: Alaska, United States

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Lowe River, 10/11/06

"A river man, or a man of the woods, or of any farm-life
of these States or of the coast, or the lakes or Kanada,
Me wherever my life is lived, O to be self-balanced for
To confront night, storms, hunger, ridicule, accidents,
rebuffs, as the trees and animals do."
-from Walt Whitman, Me Imperturbe

The levee that keeps this river from channeling through our neighborhood failed on Tuesday night. When we left, our road was crumbling and water was rushing toward our home. Today, we returned under blue skies. Water levels everywhere are back to normal. The puddle in our driveway is the only reminder of how close we came to losing our few possessions. My favorite memory of the evacuation is stopping to watch a salmon cross the highway at a swollen stream.

We live two miles away from this gorgeous box canyon. It's the only road out. Read more here . Or for a more beautiful perspective, click here.


Blogger realityjunkie said...

Praise Jesus! I'm so glad you guys and your house are ok. Pretty amazing, your little town on national news-now you've arrived.

Friday, October 13, 2006 6:49:00 AM  
Blogger Belle Etoile said...

Yes, indeed.

Friday, October 13, 2006 8:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been thinking about you guys the last few days wondering how you're faring. Glad to hear everything is okay. Isaac, I'm a little disapointed-I thought I'd get to see a picture of you fishing in the streets.

Steve (FC)

Friday, October 13, 2006 9:02:00 AM  
Blogger MKinMotion said...

That canyon is intimidating when it's not near flood stages. I'm glad you guys are alright and that ol' Rusty the Rug didn't get wet. Fishing or float tubing the Richardson would have been a great photo.

Friday, October 13, 2006 9:20:00 AM  
Blogger auntibeck said...

God does take care of us, no matter what happens--we are still His and He is in control--what a picture of that salmon--and of that beautiful gorge between your house and Worthington Glacier--now really messed up! So thankful your house fared well.

Friday, October 13, 2006 9:32:00 AM  
Blogger The Mad Fishicist said...

The water was too fast and deep for safe wading or float tubing. Besides the fact that it was in the middle of the highway. I wish I had a raft with a frame.

Friday, October 13, 2006 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like you need to buy a boat. For safety reasons of course.


Friday, October 13, 2006 2:13:00 PM  
Blogger coolskool said...

let's all pitch in and buy them a raft for evacuation puposes...jk, glad your ok we were praying for you, did you take your albums when you left? that is all that i would have taken.

Monday, October 16, 2006 9:17:00 AM  

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