The Before/After thread

Yvonne

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Well, after hiking almost every day this year and venturing deep into some backcountry areas in my 1,500 miles so far this year, I had my first real outdoor accident.
Since I hiked the Subway and was in the park I work for, I didn't even think about pulling the trigger for a rescue because I would have ended up in the Situation report the next morning.

My backpack got entangled in a few snags while I was downclimbing a boulder. I tried to detangle the snags but they snapped before I could secure my position on that boulder.
Well, it didn't end nice and I feel down several feet and landed hard on some river rocks.
I guess, I yelled and did swear so loud that I scared all the wildlife away within a few miles. Just to mention, I was the only person hiking the Subway the entire day. I didn't see a single soul.
My knee was swelling immediately to a balloon but I decided to hike out myself instead of pulling the trigger on my Emergency beacon.
Took me a while to get back to the car but luckily adrenaline kicked in fast and I was able to hike out on my own, even with a lot of scrambling and boulder hopping.
I went right away to the Instacare. I'm grounded for now and on crutches with a monster-size knee brace.
Nothing was broken but I have to see a specialist in a few days to see if I damaged my meniscus or one of the ligaments.
I'm totally pissed because I had several backcountry permits for some overnight backpacks in Zion throughout the month of October

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before: back at the car with a knee twice the normal size

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After
 

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Well, after hiking almost every day this year and venturing deep into some backcountry areas in my 1,500 miles so far this year, I had my first real outdoor accident.
Since I hiked the Subway and was in the park I work for, I didn't even think about pulling the trigger for a rescue because I would have ended up in the Situation report the next morning.

My backpack got entangled in a few snags while I was downclimbing a boulder. I tried to detangle the snags but they snapped before I could secure my position on that boulder.
Well, it didn't end nice and I feel down several feet and landed hard on some river rocks.
I guess, I yelled and did swear so loud that I scared all the wildlife away within a few miles. Just to mention, I was the only person hiking the Subway the entire day. I didn't see a single soul.
My knee was swelling immediately to a balloon but I decided to hike out myself instead of pulling the trigger on my Emergency beacon.
Took me a while to get back to the car but luckily adrenaline kicked in fast and I was able to hike out on my own, even with a lot of scrambling and boulder hopping.
I went right away to the Instacare. I'm grounded for now and on crutches with a monster-size knee brace.
Nothing was broken but I have to see a specialist in a few days to see if I damaged my meniscus or one of the ligaments.
I'm totally pissed because I had several backcountry permits for some overnight backpacks in Zion throughout the month of October

big%20knee%202-XL.jpg

before: back at the car with a knee twice the normal size

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After
Oh, no! That totally sucks! How is the pain now the adrenaline has worn off? Not too bad I hope.
 

Yvonne

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Oh, no! That totally sucks! How is the pain now the adrenaline has worn off? Not too bad I hope.

I'm totally in pain know. The little guys with the sharp knives are working inside my knee, lol.
It's even more swollen know, I cannot bend the knee because of the swelling and can barely get weight on it (I shouldn't do that anyway)
Just hanging out here at home and rest and ice the knee.
I'll have an appointment with a specialist next Tuesday.

I guess all the hikes and backpacks I planned in October will not happen. Such a bummer!!
 

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Sorry to hear and hope you heal up quickly but I gotta give you props for making it back up that 400 foot climb at the end. That's tough enough on two good legs!
 

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I actually wasn't too bad. I had a tougher time with the boulder hopping and the scrambling
I usually walk straight up the creek but there's still plenty of loose and slippery rocks. How was the water flow?
 

Yvonne

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I usually walk straight up the creek but there's still plenty of loose and slippery rocks. How was the water flow?
same here, but at some spots, you still have to scramble and boulder hop to overcome elevation differences. I enjoy wading in the water and even do that when there are icicles hanging down everywhere.
The water was super warm but the flow low.
Interestingly, all the pools in the Subway itself were overflowing
 

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Gonna resurrect this thread. Got a 4-nighter in Yellowstone starting Friday. Shuttle route from Lone Star to Bechler, with a detour to Dunanda. Weather looks like it will be crappy for at least half the trip, so we'll see how it goes! We're going for it no matter what.
 
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Gonna resurrect this thread. Got a 4-nighter in Yellowstone starting Friday. Shuttle route from Lone Star to Bechler, with a detour to Dunanda. Weather looks like it will be crappy for at least half the trip, so we'll see how it goes! We're going for it no matter what.

I call dibs if you happen to find a light-weight titanium, long spoon back in there. :D

Have a great trip rain or shine. Or maybe I should say snow or shine? :)
 

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Gonna resurrect this thread.
Good call Jackson. Hope your Yellowstone trip is. . . epic. Hugh can define "epic" for you. :)

Speaking of before and afters, here is one from our September Yellowstone trip.

The before took place at the Wapiti Lake Trailhead on September 12, 2022. Pictured is @scatman, good friend Cody, @TractorDoc, and @CajunPoncho .

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Here is our exit at the Pelican Valley Trailhead after several epic days in the backcountry. Friday, September 16, 2022. @scatman is third from the left in case you do not recognize him without the kilt. ;)

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