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Re: [hr100] Another River Crossing Story

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  • Matt Mahoney
    It helps to put the rope across diagonally so that you move downstream as you cross. ... -- Matt Mahoney, matmahoney@yahoo.com
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 11, 2007
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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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