Your main pitfall will be trying to answer coherently when people ask you where you're going. You're in even more trouble when they ask you why. Does that middle part that says Fort Douglas include an espresso cafe? Be careful when crossing those thick red lines.
that's what I do as well on all the river crossings in Yellowstone
I haven’t used trekking poles the last few years, but that’s a great idea for those water crossings. That river had some real slippery stuff everywhere, so next time I will dig out the trekking poles (they’re somewhere in the Jeep)!
Barely ankle deep water, no spiderwebs @Jackson and I still had some balance issues! Maybe @scatman or @TractorDoc can recommend some river balance exercises?
I haven’t used trekking poles the last few years, but that’s a great idea for those water crossings.
My secret is to carry a heavy camera in one hand and stick my other arm out as far as possible.
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When no convenient logs are available to cross I find its best to balance out the heavy camera with an equally heavy pair of boots.
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Taking pictures along the way enhances my calm and allows my feet to become one with the creek bed.
I do have a set of poles, but because I have to fly to reach the beautiful hiking terrain of the West they get left behind as they will not fit in my checked bag. More often than not if I need something to steady me I can scour the wilderness and find a suitable stick nearby.
@Titans, how many times did you cross your creek for your picture? At least three -- you had to get the camera set up first, right? I see in your first two likenesses your right leg has a tendency to disappear. . . that might affect your balance a bit. Love the blue Crocs/shoes!
Remember that log crossing photo, that’s very impressive! I would never make it across that log without trekking poles (think @scatman used poles on the log, right?). Clearly you have excellent balancing skills @TractorDoc ! After the many suggestions this week, I need to start practicing.[/USER]
Since then more clone army photos have been produced….
Clearly you have excellent balancing skills @TractorDoc !
If Dooley uses a hiking pole for each leg would that make them stilts?I was wondering why REI started selling hiking poles in sets of four. That Dooley's sure a trend setter.
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