a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Dam, Heart, River, Fog, Fence

At the base of the Norfork Dam is Norfork River, famous for Rainbow trout fishing.  They have a wonderful area where children can fish but it is a catch and release area.  Why?  There is a fish hatchery right there and I guess they don't want them all caught before the Norfork joins the White River, also famous for Trout fishing, Brown and Rainbow.

It was raining as we came through after Hubby heart check up...yep, he still has one.

I asked him to stop.  I wanted pictures.

In the rain?

I don't care.  I want pictures.
These steps took me to Dry Run Creek.
 to see this
and this in the rain.
The steps back seems much steeper but
if you notice my little orb is with me.
 The fog was rolling in but there were people fishing every where.
The minimal flow pipe was running along with two flood gates.
The pictures do not do Norfork River justice.
The beauty was breathtaking.
I kept moving closer and closer to get a good shot.
The fog was winning but I finally got the flood gates.
 And I got a rock.  Did that surprise anybody?

This is the power station below the dam.
Sometimes power is generated, but here's the kicker
The power is bought by another state!
The power plant in enclosed with a chain link fence.
For Good Fences at Run*A*Round*Ranch.

19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

pretty area and glad someone's getting the power, anyway. :)

Susan Kane said...

Words fail me. Such astounding images.
Thank you for your directions! My afternoon project (one of...)

carolann said...

Great pictures.

Karen S. said...

Of course you found a rock! I like that quote you have about feeling the mountain.... I'm going to try it! Lovely view there, even in the rain, possibly even more magical. The fishing should have been good for them!

Ida said...

What a pretty trail you walked to get to the Falls (which are gorgeous) and the power plant shots were wonderful too.

Gorges Smythe said...

Our power grid makes no sense to me!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh such beauty which you have captured for us so well! Sigh. I envy you the rain and mist - we need it here - our rainforest is becoming desert-dry.

Felicia said...

beautiful images of the waterfalls and the fog.

pattisjarrett said...

Love the fog. I like your rock picture with the grasses, too.

Margaret Adamson said...

Fatastic scenes. Great fences for today's meme

Jae Rose said...

I am glad hubby has a heart - tsk - and love that rain does not deter adventures or photographs and words...

Lowcarb team member said...

They are good pictures.
Fog is so atmospheric, and hey what is a little rain ... I like it.

All the best Jan

Saucy Kodz said...

Yep, like get this one. We have a large natural power plant a few miles up the highway and the power is sold to the States?? These photos with the land fog and mist are just beautiful. I would have stopped in the rain as well to capture these great photos. Loved them and good news to hear Den the Lion is ticking away wonderfully. lol

Sandy said...

Beautiful place, I would love to fish there.
I would have to be further on down this water in order to keep the fish I caught. Hubby and I love trout, we would want to have a nice camp fire going, in order to fry the fish for a nice early breakfast.

Sandra said...

the photos came out really good, i have never tried rain pics, these are great. i had to smile at the Dry Run Creek that is full of water. i like the pics with the falls, they look magical.

Lynne said...

Thanks to HUBS for stopping for these wonderful,pictures . . .
Very nice . . .
Beautiful rainy, foggy, misty pics . . .

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful images of the creek and the dam. Thanks to you and the hubs for stopping. Great fence finds too.

Sketching with Dogs said...

That's a really beautiful place, what stunning photos.
It probably won't surprise you when I say releasing fish is quite cruel and really, what's the point if you're not eating them?
Lynne x

Arkansas Patti said...

I have been there and it is a lovely spot. I didn't know however that the power was sold to other states. Bummer.

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