It was a bit warmer when we left Ft. Collins Springs, no need for jackets and arm warmers. The night before our guide had told us that there had been heavy rains, causing some roads to be closed because of water across the roads (a common occurance here). In some of the "dips" there is a gauge to show how deep the water is over the road. The road we were to travel was to open around 10:00 AM. We did see a "Road Closed-Local Traffic only" barricade and sign, but we felt confident that we could make it. Before getting to the high water, we passed some incredible wildflowers. This is one example of God's beauty.
Then we came to the river. A sheriff's car was parked on the side. I assume he was there to make sure we could make it. We had been advised not to try riding through it. So, we had two choices, walk through with or without shoes. Here we are. Actually, there were a couple of the women who rode through it without falling.
At mile 45, only a few miles from Camp Wood, we came to this wonderful swimming hole. Shades of BRAG! So, we just had to jump in. What a site! All but one of us over 55!
We saw this on a truck at the river. Enough said for the day.