It's always a crap shoot the first time I go for the season as there can be snow and ice patches, flooding and mud. Typically this involves carrying my bike and getting wet and muddy shoes.
|looks like Shadow sunk in more than my tires|
This particular day, there happened to also be some overflowing creeks making for crossings that were close to 18" deep. Yes, my hubs and bottom bracket were submerged, but I kept peddling and somehow the bike always made it to the other side!