Re: [hr100] Another River Crossing Story
- It helps to put the rope across diagonally so that you move downstream as you
--- johncappis <cappis@...> wrote:
> About two weeks before the run in 2005, Rick Hodges found himself on-- Matt Mahoney, matmahoney@...
> 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
> Fortunately, the water has never been this high during the run but
> nothing says it couldn't be.