Bondi Resort Blog

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Monday, April 22, 2013

River out of Reach, but Underfoot

 "Oh, no," said Taffy, as the very very cold water started to get up to her tummy, "tell me we're not going to wade all the way across this??? Please?"

Out of consideration for her, and the fact that I would be driving home with a very wet, very wet poodle in the car, I did turn back.

This is the trail down to Beavertown and the Oxtongue River at Bondi Village Resort on our River Loop trail.

Many of our guests will know this hike. It winds down past the old beaver ponds (some of which are now beaver meadows now that the beavers have relocated) and comes out at the edge of a bend in the River.  It is a beautiful hike.

The water here is 'spill' from the river itself. This is a low lying portion of the trail, just prior to meeting up with the river proper.

I had thought to just boldly wade on through, but Taffy had other ideas.

And as I moved farther out, and the water levels kept coming up and up and up on my boots, I saw the wisdom of her plan to just go back and stay dry.  It got a lot deeper after this point. You can see I am not even a third of the way across, and the centre section of this trail can be a bit soggy even in summer.  The water in the centre would easily be over my knees. And Taffy would be dog-paddling...

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