Indaswamp wrote:BTW...what kind of a detour put you into that predicament anyways!?!?!
I started out on a pretty decent little trail at the riverside, Inda. Pretty soon I am running into brush and trees by the river and the trail heads upwards a bit. OK, no sweat. So I follow this trail that turns into a deer trail, but is still walkable. After a bit of scrambling I am about 20 feet from the top, but I had kicked or pulled out half the handholds on my way up and the bank was still moist from recent rains. So there I find myself, gaining a foot at a time with the top right in sight. I had hoisted my dog to a little shelf above me, and when she couldn't see me anymore she freaked and started crying and yapping. That's when the neighbor came out, saw us, and called 911. Pretty soon there's news choppers, rescue trucks, boats in the river....and I'm feeling pretty dam stupid!