I wore my muddy La Sportiva Ultra Raptors (trail shoes) for my run around the block, since neighbor Dan had advised me that the road was closed, the culvert was washed out. I was planning on having to get my feet really muddy, and these shoes were still dirty from the Black Hills ultra.
Apparently, with the heavy storm of last week, another pond higher up on the ridge gave way first, which then led to water overflow, and this pond breaching..which is what washed out the culvert in the road all the way in the valley.
Then I just continued up my road on my loop. I normally run these loop in my Hokas. I have the Evo Stinson Hokas, which are the road/trail hybrid. I must confess that I really like the extra cushioning in the Hokas on this muddy gravelled road!
A nice little tiny pond formed by the side of the road. Complete with frogs.