Friday, May 06, 2011

Tell me again about your monster pothole?

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This is what happens to a gravel driveway when the spring thaw hits and all the snow on the hill above slowly melts and seeps into the ground. And really, the picture does not do it justice. These ruts are knee deep. The clay soil beneath the gravel is completely saturated and the water is actually coming up from underneath.

Not that I'm complaining about the warm weather. Just sayin'...

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6 comments:

Penelope said...

I'll just shut up about "potholes" I grumble over while road biking.

Kari Lynn Dell said...

Penelope: Hit one of these and you might not come out the other side! We once sank a truck right to the axels, took the big 4WD farm tractor to get it out.

KLM said...

Jaysus. You need a Sherman tank just to get down your driveway with ruts like that.

Clearly I don't have the necessary mettle to survive Montana potholes.

Scooter Carlyle said...

Kari, do you remember when that enormous culvert (big enough to drive through) collapsed on the Interstate near the Hysham hills? Some poor schmuck drove into the resulting crater at 75 miles an hour.

Cynthia D'Alba said...

Um, I don't think my RV is gonna make it over those!

Kari Lynn Dell said...

Cyndi: We'll squash it down, just for you. Plus I really hope the frost heave bit is done by July.

Scooter: I don't remember that, but I was out of state for about twenty years, so I missed a lot.