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    Photo Assignment: Water

    Don't hate it, embrace it.

    An abundance of water means rushing creaks and waterfalls. Let's take some photos of water.

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    Massive amounts of water fell in Los Gatos last 12hrs. Massive amounts still falling this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho View Post
    Massive amounts of water fell in Los Gatos last 12hrs. Massive amounts still falling this morning.
    pics or it didn't happen.

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    Anywhere from 3 to 5 inches past 24 hours in the hills


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    Collard's Peak yesterday:
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    12 hour rain apocalypse
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    Workin from home today so I'll play. Storm taking its toll on my backyard.

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    Man, that bird must be having a wild ride. PETA's gonna be all over your azz if they see this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Entrenador View Post
    Man, that bird must be having a wild ride. PETA's gonna be all over your azz if they see this.
    I saw a swinging rodent, like a rat or something....
    Poaching Demo...that's why we can't have nice things...

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    7 inches of 48 hour rain on Mt. Umunum. And we're just getting started...

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    7 inches of 48 hour rain on Mt. Umunum. And we're just getting started...

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    Mother Nature is pressing hard on the rain pedal in the last 30 mins. It is epic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NuckingFuts View Post
    Workin from home today so I'll play. Storm taking its toll on my backyard.
    Great photo!

    This is some serious weather... I woke up a few times last night due to the wind. I was sure we were going to lose power.

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    Well, I guess it's official, I am now a Californian. After 13 years of living here, a rainstorm is interesting to me. Ohh, what have I become?

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    7 inches of 48 hour rain on Mt. Umunum. And we're just getting started...

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    Heck ya man, that's what I'm talking about. Leaving work early today to head up there for some trail work. The next week is going to be primo building time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho View Post
    Mother Nature is pressing hard on the rain pedal in the last 30 mins. It is epic.
    epic rain = epic waterfalls and flows.

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    ...

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    Super heavy rain in Tahoe. Turning to snow now just above Lake level.

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    Camera is at home but I can see the Truckee River from my work window. It is getting angrier. Snowing here now, for now.
    From the NWS:
    FLOOD WARNING FOR
    THE TRUCKEE RIVER NEAR TRUCKEE.
    * FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT TO MONDAY MORNING...OR UNTIL THE WARNING
    IS CANCELLED.
    * AT 8:30 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 2.8 FEET.
    * FLOOD STAGE IS 4.5 FEET.
    * MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
    * FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING AND
    CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 8.2 FEET BY LATE SUNDAY MORNING. THE RIVER
    WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY SUNDAY EVENING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
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    Pretty wet here...



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    Sunny and dry here in Fla..
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    Saratoga Creek right behind my house, USGS site showed a peak of 200cfs up in Saratoga. Looks like I got some new firewood:





    And yep, those are ducks out in the stream:



    It was only about 4' wide last week (@ 2cfs):


    And I would assume the San Tomas Aquino Creek bike trail will probably be closed until Monday at least. Water levels should drop fairly fast but it'll take the city some time to clear out all the mud and debris on the underpasses.

    And the sun just broke through the clouds, the solar heat just kicked on at the house!
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    do you see the light
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    Still raining on Kennedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    do you see the light
    No but my cat got to play between showers.

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    Anybody want to go hiking at Big Basin on Sunday? It gets even better in January with all the green moss out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjhiker View Post
    Anybody want to go BIKING at Big Basin on Sunday? It gets even better in January with all the green moss out...
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    Got your water here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wg View Post
    Got your water here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corbinworks View Post
    Sunny and dry here in Fla..
    That's great and all, but how far do you have to go to find actual mountains for your mountain bike?
    Every rose has it's thorn.

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    Under the Main St bridge at the old mill.

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    Went for a hike in Baltimore Canyon Open Space in Marin yesterday. Dawn Falls was out of control.

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    Look what the storm blew in.
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    If I complete the assignment FC you have to bring me a bottle of either Jameson's or Johnny Walker? Call it an early "Big 4-0" presnet from ya??





    *The following 5 Crappy-ish cell phone or security camera shots are b/c I didn't have the Canon on me b/c battery went dead.*

    Friday @10am, Hwy280 N/B just past Homestead right before they just decided to completely shut it down while the water cleared. 8-10" wave behind the cars in front of me.
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    Sitting @ Arastadero talking to work explaining they just shut down 280 and Alpine, so I'll be stuck right here for a little bit. Puddle's about 1" deep.
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    Flooding out of the field down the street between Bay Colony Development and Eastin Elementary, looking towards Coyote Hills.
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    "Wal-Mart Lake" in Union City, about 8-12" deep, right after they pulled a "stanced" BMW out of it. **WTF you would try to even drive into that w/o a truck is beyond me. For Thursday and Friday we got a little over 2" of rain in total, right now with last night's downpour we're sitting right at 1-1/2" so far. I'll wait the rest of tonight into tomorrow am before dumping the gauge out again.
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    Cruising around Stevens Canyon area.
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    Warning: Consumption of alcohol may make you think the person on the barstool next to you is attractive

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    Awesome Jibmaster and Slide Mon!!

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    Aptos Creek....
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    South Yuba this afternoon

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    I got to float some sticks and leaves downstream with my two year old daughter. It was just in some drainage next to a sidewalk that was really flowing, not like the Yuba river. I didn't get any pictures. I think I liked it more than she did.

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    These two dummies never got to Starbucks...doh!

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    water

    lots of water
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    Saratoga Creek came up to about 1500cfs on Sunday:





    Had a few feathered visitors in the back yard, this Egret usually hangs out down in the creek, but he had a pretty puzzled look today:




    There was also a Mallard duck in the back yard. Looked like it was down in the water and got soaked, so it was up drying off and warming up in the sunshine. She took off after a couple of hours.

    Waterfall of sorts where Saratoga Creek dumps into San Tomas Aquino Creek, almost enough mist coming off it for a rainbow:


    The bike path is/was underwater at quite a few of the lower underpasses, like here next to the new 49ers stadium. Water had been as high as the base of the bridge abutment:


    Guadalupe River looks like a real river, it ran from levee to levee at 237. I think it was still rising as I saw no high water marks on the River Trail under crossings I checked:


    Did get in almost 18 miles of riding trying to hit all the open sections of the San Tomas bike trail plus a section of the 237 Bikeway and the Guadalupe River trail. Normally that ride would be around 11-12 miles but lots of back and forth road riding to get between trail sections.

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    From the North Fork of the American River area between Colfax and Foresthill. Didn't make it too far, lots of slides and trees down.
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    That is a GREAT waterfall pic!

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    Nice Sean. I searched for falls yesterday but just found a ton of debris flows and rock slides.
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    Limekiln/Overgrown trail

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    New Record???

    If I read this chart correctly the Coyote Creek near Henry Coe SP was running at a new daily high for Dec. 2; +3500 CFS (basing this on the flow highs for today). The creeks went down as fast as they came up; we were hanging around Hunting Hollow during most of it.



    The "we" being Sorcerer, Plymmer, Knobs and myself---we had attended the annual Coe Bike Patrol meeting and decided to do a XC hike afterwards:

    Exploring an unnamed canyon



    Plymmer has darted out of the picture; a Mylar balloon has been spotted...



    Plymmer stalks the prey...



    Plymmer about to pounce...



    Success! Yes those are PO vines without the leaves---Plymmer is a tough sonofagun...

    I'm hoping that Knobs and Sorcerer post their photos of the Coyote Creek; they should be impressive. (I didn't want to risk getting my camera wet so I didn't take any)
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    first ride in a while...great to be back on the old steed. She wanted to do some launching out there today! Dirt was amazingout on Joes today by the way...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pliebenberg View Post
    I'm hoping that Knobs and Sorcerer post their photos of the Coyote Creek; they should be impressive. (I didn't want to risk getting my camera wet so I didn't take any)
    Hunting Hollow Creek:


    Sketchy:


    Antenna or Antler, Roy is not quite sure:


    Wasn't long until I was convinced it was easier to just walk directly in the creek bed. Roy demonstrates:


    Hike out was scenic too:

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    Nice pics skipper

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    Wow who would have thought Michael Jackson was at Coe this weekend.
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    Not mtb-related, unless I could buy this & use it for a bike hauler.

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