It's Over

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#18
Admittedly less funny now that I've read the latest on OMJ's other post.
I survived another bad face-plant this last Wednesday (damned bi-focals), so I feel free to laugh with Ed at the image of OMJ rolling downthe hill.:D My unbreakable polaroid Cocoons absorbed some of the shock, and my forehead took the brunt of it. I broke neither my bifocals nor my nose, so I also feel lucky. I did have to bend my glasses back into shape, and pluck some skin off the frames, but there was little blood involved, and I was able to keep fishing.

I mis-judged the water depth by a couple of inches while stand-up paddling downstream out of the creek I was fishing, and hit bottom on the mud bar. My U-12 stopped, but I kept going. Lucky thing its a plastic boat. I tried to grab the rails as I hit, but one hand slipped, and I clobbered the front thwart with my face.
I've got a nice scab right between my eyes, now.:confused: I'm blaming it on the bi-focals. I'm going in for an eye exam next week, so I can order some new glasses. Not bi-focals. Just the correction for good distance vision, so I can see the trail, river, river bottom, and the cougars stalking me (if they're too old, then forget it!) I can take 'em off to read, and I'll get some "computer glasses" for viewing the screen, since bi-focals are wrong already for this, anyway.
I'm done doing faceplants! Don't need 'em!
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#19
I survived another bad face-plant this last Wednesday (damned bi-focals), so I feel free to laugh with Ed at the image of OMJ rolling downthe hill.:D My unbreakable polaroid Cocoons absorbed some of the shock, and my forehead took the brunt of it. I broke neither my bifocals nor my nose, so I also feel lucky. I did have to bend my glasses back into shape, and pluck some skin off the frames, but there was little blood involved, and I was able to keep fishing.

I mis-judged the water depth by a couple of inches while stand-up paddling downstream out of the creek I was fishing, and hit bottom on the mud bar. My U-12 stopped, but I kept going. Lucky thing its a plastic boat. I tried to grab the rails as I hit, but one hand slipped, and I clobbered the front thwart with my face.
I've got a nice scab right between my eyes, now.:confused: I'm blaming it on the bi-focals. I'm going in for an eye exam next week, so I can order some new glasses. Not bi-focals. Just the correction for good distance vision, so I can see the trail, river, river bottom, and the cougars stalking me (if they're too old, then forget it!) I can take 'em off to read, and I'll get some "computer glasses" for viewing the screen, since bi-focals are wrong already for this, anyway.
I'm done doing faceplants! Don't need 'em!
Shit, when you get older you might need trifocals. I am used to wearing them so I don't misjudge distances. The Bifocals work good for threading the small eyes of size 22 nymphs. The other two grinds work very good for distances.

Isn't it fun getting older???????????????
 

Porter

Active Member
#20
Shit, when you get older you might need trifocals. I am used to wearing them so I don't misjudge distances. The Bifocals work good for threading the small eyes of size 22 nymphs. The other two grinds work very good for distances.

Isn't it fun getting older???????????????
Actually No it is not :(. The body ages but the mind really doesnt. Many times I have to remind myself you can no longer do this, or if you do it your body will remind you of your age. And yes tying knots has become harder too.
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#21
Want more useful reports with pics...otherwise, well you know. :p
When I get the damn bandage off my left arm and can get it wet again I will get out and sent pictures for your enjoyment. Be it pictures of fish or just the skinny water they came out of. I have been neglecting my Picture taking. Gonna change that. Here the first.

I have a 1/2 cut on the inside of my arm. They don't believe in small bandages at the ER
 

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#24
How do those people that have property up towards Garland Hot Springs get up to their property.

I know that those roads not being fixed is a shame. Blame the Forest service for that one. Never enough money. So what do they spend their money on if they don't fix the roads. Here's another paved road. The Suiattle river road is paved quite a ways up.


The Suiattle road washed out in 2003. There is a gate at the 12mi mark, 12 miles from the trail head. I hope they never fix it. I've ridden my Mt Bike in a few times and its beautiful up there. Buck Creek campground is still there. Nice place to go - no crowds:)