This morning I walked down into the canyon and followed the trail up to the dam. My tracking app announced one mile just as I reached the bottom of the dam. The trail got a little muddy and wet as I neared the base and I got a wet foot a couple of times.
The weather was cloudy and cool this morning, making the hike comfortable. The wind did howl up through the canyon, threatening to flip my hat into the stream every now and then.
I noticed two long cracks in the face of the concrete dam that made me think about what I would do if the wall let go while I was helplessly trapped in the canyon. I kept looking at the canyon sides and wondering how fast I could scramble up to higher ground. One positive factor of the safety of the dam structure is that the lake is very low and not putting much pressure on the cracked wall.
I have noticed that my fridge has not been as cold as it usually is. I pulled the jet nozzle out and found out it was plugged with gunk over the end. This has happened before. I’m glad it was an easy fix.