1396Re: [hr100] River crossings
- Mar 21, 2007Hey Rich
That's Cottonwood Creek (the "raging torrent" you are referring to there)
In 2000, I just looked at that big, slimy log and then slooshed across
the raging waters of Cottonwood Creek.
> You guys are killin' me. There's also (now) a bridge over
> whatever-raging-torrent-that-is which totally soaks your ingress and
> egress to the Sherman Aid Station. In the CCW you hit it first, before
> entering Sherman. And vividly do I recall when there WASN'T any bridge.
> There was this log. A rather fat, long, slippery, slimy, totally soggy
> log. That log crossed the raging torrent (could it be considered a
> river? mountain runoff? effluvial stream? Thor's Revenge?).
> Distinctly I remember the A/S volunteer on the Sherman side hollering
> at me as I was about to cross:
> "Well, you can take the log or wade through the water. It's your choice."
> I go, "I think I'll wade the river. It's drier."
> Happy Humpday, group!
> Yurz troubly,
> Humpday Dumpty
> PS: Actually what this is, is a convenient excuse to "test" my
> connection. This ISP I'm currently cursed with [but that's changing]
> has been doing me the ignominious "favor" of BLOCKING alla y'all's
> Hardrock messages. It thinks you guys are Spam.
> (When, really, we all know different, don't we? Most Hardrockers are
> more closely aligned with burnt toast. :-)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Matt Mahoney
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> Subject: Re: [hr100] River crossings
> --- Deb Pero <mtnrunner02@... <mailto:mtnrunner02%40gmail.com>>
> > oh, darn, I was going to tell him we all don wetsuits before the river
> > crossings...
> > I do remember crossing the Uncompaghre one year, it was just shortly
> > dark, and the water was chest deep on me.... I had my flashlight in
> my teeth
> > to keep it dry, and hanging on to the rope for dear life.
> > Very "refreshing". And I had just put on dry socks and shoes. (silly
> Boring... we go across a bridge now.
> -- Matt Mahoney, matmahoney@... <mailto:matmahoney%40yahoo.com>
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