Changing of the seasons

It is a snow day today, so why not write. The Arkansas river is starting increase flow. We are already currently at 1000cfs. Last year, a drought year, we peaked around 2000. This year I expect peak to be between 4000 and 6000, since we are at 160 percent of snowpack. Hooray whitewater. It has been a time since I have gone skiing, and the temperatures are looking more and more pleasant for mountain biking, rock climbing, and kayaking. I do love my seasons. If I couldn’t take a break from all the fun things that I do then I would probably tire of them. Who needs to ski for twelve months of the year? 

I am excited to say that I’m dropping five hundred dollars on fruit trees this spring: Plums, pears, apples, walnuts, cherries, grapes, currants and several other plants. This will be a big commitment to keep watered over the next several years while they get established, but I’m excited. By the time I die these trees will be at the end of their prime fruit bearing years.

Green house is about finished, but going to have to hold off on building a shed for a bit. Not sure how long. Soon I will be inundated with work on the river, so I won’t have much time for those kinds of things. I will be too busy being splashed in the face by icy water.


Author: Ronjohn

When I take a deep look at my ego, I see that it defines itself as a recreation bum. I ski, hike, rock climb, kayak, raft, sail, stand up paddle, mountain bike, rock climb again. I grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado. I am a vagabond extraordinaire.

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