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And if you think that creek is no big deal to cross...

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And if you think that creek is no big deal to cross...

Postby Phil » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:29 pm

Maybe think again. Most likely, this story will not have a happy ending.

https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/mis ... apeats.htm

And whether it would have made any difference, besides making a case for the dangers and what not to do (ie: foolishly jumping in after someone is swept in, thinking you're somehow going to magically be the one that can outswim the rapids), this also makes a great case for carrying a PLB (rescue beacon), because, realistically, your cell phone is probably just dead weight when it comes to calling for help. And as for the former, a word to the wise...it's sad, it sucks, it's terrifying, it's life-altering, and it defies instinct, but if a friend or loved one goes in, unless you want to become the second death, all you're left with is watching it happen. So, best to understand the dangers and steer clear of getting into that position at all. This is going to be a big year for snowpack, and high water. Smart and careful are the operative words to keep in mind.
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Re: And if you think that creek is no big deal to cross...

Postby balzaccom » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:57 pm

Like k isn't working, Phil...
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Re: And if you think that creek is no big deal to cross...

Postby AlmostThere » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:25 pm

Works for me. I read about that one... things that look crossable aren't always. Tragic.
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Re: And if you think that creek is no big deal to cross...

Postby robow8 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:53 am

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Re: And if you think that creek is no big deal to cross...

Postby balzaccom » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:41 am

And in this case, no news is not good news.
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Re: And if you think that creek is no big deal to cross...

Postby robow8 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:47 pm

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