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  • Monday, May 09, 2011

    " It's Sprung "

    IT'S BROKEN LOSE
    Tlaloc Speaks
    Gene Dances
    throw your children into a spring
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    . . By now the Aztecs would be flinging their children into spring holes. They would be rejoicing for the rain and killing each other in praise of the deities that had guaranteed the success of their crops. For fly fishers it's a bit different.
    .. The weather forecast is not much cause for concern unless you live in the valley. The snow pack here is melting at a rapid clip: and, more rain for the foreseeable future, (mixed with some heavy wet snow, puntuated with brief periods of scorching 60° temperatures.)
    Click on forecast for larger and more soggy view

    .. The river flow-charts tell the story, and although the Madison River is not quite to the chocolate milk stage; it is, however, "out-of-bank" at 7-mile bridge, (and rising rapidly.) The culprits contributing to this situation, (Firehole and Gibbon,) are turning color rapidly as they top their banks as well.
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    .. The bison and elk are seeking firm footing in the meadows, and there is finally a bit of green grass for them to munch on. Visitors to Yellowstone wonder why the pretty yellow flowers back home are not in evidence here. Well . . . Spring is just a little different in our neighborhood than it is down low where most folks live.
    .. So then, it's late, there are fish to be had. We'll tell you about it in the near future. Right now there's just time for a chocolate malt and some key lime pie before beddy bye.
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    Less than 2" visibility in the Madison River
    Green grass will put some meat on these bones [click image to see ribs]
    The Madison River is sneaking out of it's banks
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