Crossing Creeks

posted Apr 21, 2017, 5:55 AM by Paul Wagner
Sorry--we've been out of town for the past two weeks.  Actually, we've been out of the country, as P was a speaker on a cruise up the Danube from Budapest to Nuremburg: a wonderful adventure with AMA Waterways...

And while we were gone, this story caught our attention.  A very experienced hiker and her grandson swept away in a creek full of spring run-off water.  Very sad news, as they have now scaled back the search, and hope is dwindling away for any positive result.

Please be careful this spring and early summer,  With the huge snowpack in the West, the creeks will be roaring and rolling.  And you don't have to cross them, ever.  This warning applies not only to wading, but even using a log to cross a dangerous stream.  If you slip, you die--and it's not worth it. 

Water is the number one killer in Yosemite and most other national parks in the West.

As we have done quite a few times, you can always just turn around.