The problem with building your firing range on a dry riverbed…

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…and your main path to and from your cabin as well, I suppose…

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is that, in the very nature of it being a riverbed, it isn’t always dry.

Just kind of marking the event. Last night the wash ran for the very first time this year other than one trickle. It wasn’t a big terrifying flash flood or anything, but it did rain for about five hours in the afternoon – for the first time in almost two weeks, this has been a pretty dry Monsoon so far – and the wash did run.

And now I have to go to town. Monday water run.

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2 Responses to The problem with building your firing range on a dry riverbed…

  1. terrapod says:

    That there mud looks very like the “caliche” stuff found in northern Argentina and southern Brazil, which I have driven over in dry season, you simply do not want to try it when wet, even with a HUMVEE (ask me how I know this). It turns into a buttery kind of gooey paste with zero coefficient of friction 🙂

  2. Joel says:

    Yeah, I once buried a Buick Riviera to the frame in wet Texas caliche mud and I thought it would take a detachment of SeeBees to figure out how to get it back out.

    (Curiously there actually was a SeeBee detachment peripherally involved, but not available to come to my rescue. Long story.)

    Anyway this isn’t that, it’s just wet sand with all the loose stuff washed away. Easy to drive on.

To the stake with the heretic!