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Another River Crossing Story

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  • johncappis
    About two weeks before the run in 2005, Rick Hodges found himself on the Bear Creek side of South Mineral Creek a little after dark. This is peak time for
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 11 9:44 AM
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      About two weeks before the run in 2005, Rick Hodges found himself on
      the Bear Creek side of South Mineral Creek a little after dark. This
      is peak time for water run off during he day. Rick started across
      hanging onto the rope, but soon found himself surfing the waves. He
      finally just let go of the rope and floated down stream about a
      quarter mile before getting back to shore, still on the opposite side
      from where he wanted to be. He ended up hiking down to the bridge on
      Highway 55o S of Silverton. He went back after the run and retrieved
      his ice axe from the very shallow (relatively speaking) South Mineral
      Creek.

      Fortunately, the water has never been this high during the run but
      nothing says it couldn't be.
    • Matt Mahoney
      It helps to put the rope across diagonally so that you move downstream as you cross. ... -- Matt Mahoney, matmahoney@yahoo.com
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 11 10:53 AM
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        It helps to put the rope across diagonally so that you move downstream as you
        cross.

        --- johncappis <cappis@...> wrote:

        > About two weeks before the run in 2005, Rick Hodges found himself on
        > the Bear Creek side of South Mineral Creek a little after dark. This
        > is peak time for water run off during he day. Rick started across
        > hanging onto the rope, but soon found himself surfing the waves. He
        > finally just let go of the rope and floated down stream about a
        > quarter mile before getting back to shore, still on the opposite side
        > from where he wanted to be. He ended up hiking down to the bridge on
        > Highway 55o S of Silverton. He went back after the run and retrieved
        > his ice axe from the very shallow (relatively speaking) South Mineral
        > Creek.
        >
        > Fortunately, the water has never been this high during the run but
        > nothing says it couldn't be.


        -- Matt Mahoney, matmahoney@...
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