Notices
Southern California Southern California

Irvine trails in the storm

Old 01-21-10, 06:15 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
toolbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: San Juan Islands of WA & Newport Beach, CA
Posts: 469

Bikes: HP Velotechnik Scorpion FS trike, Specialized FSRxc Expert, Swissbike LX folding hardtail, Dahon Speed 7 folder

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Irvine trails in the storm

Got rained off the roof on 1.19, so I headed over to Irvine to see what Peters Canyon Wash and San Diego Creek were doing. We had red cells overhead, thunder, etc. and a lot of water coming down - plus blowing sideways. Got a few shots in the deluge, then the front passed, the sun came out and I had good light.

From the bathtub marks, looks like the Harvard underpass had been about 4' higher. Check where the veggies are on the rail.

The scene at the dragons teeth at West Yale Loop on the San Diego Creek Trail was unreal. Glad to have gotten some shots of it. Went back in a deluge on 1/20 and the crest was long gone - but you can see what was down there.

Anyone have shots of that day at the I-5 underpass (full??) or the confluence at Bill Barber Park.
toolbear is offline  
Old 01-21-10, 08:52 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 218

Bikes: Scott Road, Jamis, Tricross,

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wow! Nice shots.
rcummings1 is offline  
Old 01-21-10, 09:52 PM
  #3  
A Mountaineering thing
 
Hillbasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Under Mt Baldy in Glendora,California
Posts: 848

Bikes: 4 Road 2 Mtn

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I will second that, WOW.
Hillbasher is offline  
Old 01-22-10, 03:06 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 911
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I like that name Dragon's Teeth Dam; but they are of course just energy dissipators - there's no dragon there.
Rumpled is offline  
Old 01-22-10, 04:51 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Irvent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 220
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wow, didn't realize that much water was passing through there. Should have figured though with that tornado and all >.>

I rode that trail on Tuesday morning during a break in the storm and the underpasses were full of mud a couple inches deep in some places. Very fun on a road bike but so easy to fall, it was so wet.

Great shots!
Irvent is offline  
Old 01-22-10, 09:26 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
toolbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: San Juan Islands of WA & Newport Beach, CA
Posts: 469

Bikes: HP Velotechnik Scorpion FS trike, Specialized FSRxc Expert, Swissbike LX folding hardtail, Dahon Speed 7 folder

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Rumpled
I like that name Dragon's Teeth Dam; but they are of course just energy dissipators - there's no dragon there.
@@@

No dragons lurking below there? Who will go over the dam to see? (They only awaken in storms.)

I know it's only Irvine, but in Gulf of Corryvreckan it was believed that a hag was doing her laundry. Check it out on Rinse cycle on YouTube.

I am not getting ground to bits in a maw full of dragon's teeth. It's only concrete. <g>

Of course, we can go OC and style it as a Cuisinart set on Mince.
toolbear is offline  
Old 01-24-10, 12:30 AM
  #7  
Junior Member
 
leslielove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: ie/oc/la southern california
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
How wild, I took a quick ride out through that loop on Tuesday morning before it started raining again and it didn't look anywhere near that bad. Muddy, but I never would have known there was so much water in the river (hurrr).

Great photos
leslielove is offline  
Old 01-25-10, 07:51 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
toolbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: San Juan Islands of WA & Newport Beach, CA
Posts: 469

Bikes: HP Velotechnik Scorpion FS trike, Specialized FSRxc Expert, Swissbike LX folding hardtail, Dahon Speed 7 folder

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by leslielove
How wild, I took a quick ride out through that loop on Tuesday morning before it started raining again and it didn't look anywhere near that bad. Muddy, but I never would have known there was so much water in the river (hurrr).

Great photos
@@@

I was lucky to catch it in spate. All the rides with it looking like a lawn with ducks above Yale and suddenly it's full and nasty. Best to remember that those big, wide arroyos with a trickle of water are big, wide arroyos because they cut that bed. Not every year, but enough.

The Personal Best for SDC was 12.6.1997 - 43,500 cubic feet per second. That would be a sight. Normally, 15 cfps.

Looking at the stream gauge graphs, these storms seem to pulse the creek systems. It goes along in a trickle, then there is a sudden almost vertical rise in the graph (need to spead out the time line), then it drops off about as quick - unless there is a lot of rain in the hills.
toolbear is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
SAGit
Texas
5
03-25-15 04:15 PM
Niles H.
Touring
0
10-18-12 03:46 PM
Genaro
Southern California
6
10-17-11 02:51 PM
ddcheng
Southern California
4
05-20-10 07:28 AM
toolbear
Southern California
5
03-15-10 06:46 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.