Monday, June 27, 2011

Alot of rain in Montana

This year there has been alot of rain in Montana!  The average precipitation as of today should only be 8.42" and we are at 14.43", that's 6" over the average.  We went camping over the weekend to a place we went last year after we bought our travel trailer.  It is located just outside of Big Timber, MT right on the Boulder River.  A beautiful campground with stocked fishing ponds for the kids.  And had the river not been so high, it would've been the perfect spot for my hubby to do some fly fishing again.  Below are two videos taken looking from approx. the same spot at the Boulder River.  The first one was taken with my older smaller camera, not the best video with the sun glare but you can see how much lower the water was last Sept. 
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And this video was just shot Saturday - WOW, big difference!!
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We did get out and do some hiking just in the Gallatin National Forest to the Natural Bridge & Falls.  It was a beautiful day and the Falls were amazing!  One of the informational boards we saw stated that you see the falls during high water, otherwise the entire Main Boulder River travels underground  We look forward to going back when the water is back down.  I have some really great pictures to scrap once I get them printed too!
There has been a lot of flooding around the state, I feel very fortunate that we live in an area that has not been affected by the rising waters. My heart aches for those that have been in the state of Montana and other states also!  Last night on the news we saw the flooding in Minot, ND, homes in water up to the roof.  It is just devastating!  If you saw last month's special - You and Me scrapbooking kit and thought of ordering it but didn't, you still have a few days left in this month to get yours.  Close to my Heart brought back the kit with a new promotion "You & Me: Stronger Together".   The kit only costs $15 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross 2011 Floods and Tornadoes relief operations.  

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