On my way home from Boot Camp class yesterday, I saw an upside down turtle in the middle of Warner Road. I did a U-turn and went back to check on it. S/he wasn't dead, but that heat, in the middle of a busy road, upside down, not a good place for a turtle.
Checked it quickly to see if there was any major damage - should I take it up to the Wildlife Rehab Center in Roseville? S/he actually looked pretty good so I took it home with me to examine it more closely. There was a nick on the left side of the shell. The bottom had some scrapes. The back legs hung limp but when I placed it in the grass it took off quickly. I placed it in a shallow bucket of water for the evening to rehydrate and check on again this morning.
This morning s/he seemed really healthy, hissing at me and trying to get away. Maybe the best thing to do was to return it to the river - away from roads ! Loren suggested Hidden Falls. I haven't been there in years.