But there is nothing in the world like sitting on a rock near a ravine and hearing the distant sound of water rushing down over the rocks.
You pick a safe place and get yourself ready, both with a video camera and of course a regular digital camera.
At this point Morris was climbing my back, yes, he is smarter than I am. He knows how to be scared of 'that' noise.
In truth, it is an awesome noise.
A noise that reminds you that you are nothing compared to Mother Nature.
It is almost like hearing a Tornado arrive. It is frightening, yet ... you want to see it.
After 10 minutes I waded back across the creek and continued my walk.
I shot dozens of photos in the past couple of days.
I need to sort through them.
Snow-melt run off was absent last year.
And this year I was lucky enough to witness the flood of water from the ridges not once, but twice!