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1 viewsThe mighty Bonas Defeat Wall.
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1 viewsColors along the Bonas Wall as it fades out of my sight
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1 viewsThere are a few really nice small falls and areas upstream from the Bonas Wall. Too bad it would be too dark for me to get any good photos of them !
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1 viewsThe SS Minnow Rock ,,, marooned,,,,, the weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed, if not for the courage of the badger`s crew, the minnow would be lost,,,
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1 viewsLooking back as we continue upstream
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1 viewsFalls upstream from the wall
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1 viewsTrying to keep up with Tyler but not run off and leave the Badger.
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1 viewsit was almost total dark when I took this. A small cascading falls way upstream from the Bonas Wall as we get closer to the dam and spillway. This is where I got a little nervous as most water releases are done after dark and it had been announced that a release would coming due to drought conditions and lower lake levels down river.
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2 viewsBlurry shot (taken in near darkness and while I was moving) of a falls way upstream from the Bonas wall. After losing one contact lens, i am sure this is kinda what the Badger was actually seeing !
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2 viewsThe new terrain and growth hides john and Tyler from my sight but I can still hear them. I took my time, hanging back to stay within hearing range of the Badger as well.
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2 viewsBlurry shot (taken in near darkness and while I was moving) of a falls way upstream from the Bonas wall. After losing one contact lens, i am sure this is kinda what the Badger was actually seeing !
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2 viewsBlurry shot (taken in near darkness and while I was moving) of a falls way upstream from the Bonas wall. After losing one contact lens, i am sure this is kinda what the Badger was actually seeing !
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2 viewsBlurry shot of a falls found upstream of the wall
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1 viewsBlurry shot (taken in near darkness and while I was moving) of a falls way upstream from the Bonas wall. After losing one contact lens, i am sure this is kinda what the Badger was actually seeing !
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1 viewsSign near the dam taken with falsh in total darkness.
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1 viewsMore signs seen as we hiked out an unspoken road for another 3 miles to get back to the starting point
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1 viewsusing a flash i could see the signs hanging overhead as we approached the dam / spillway in total darkness. it was interpreted to say ' Goodbye RAT and friends ! we hope you enjoyed your day! '
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