We had a heavy thunderstorm hit our area. We received over 2 inches of rain in an hour. Then it rained for eight hours after that. I knew the water would be muddy, but it was a day off and time to head for a pond. I left the canoe at home because I knew I could not drive into any of the ponds. Also I did not want to hike into some because of the mud that I would have to go through.