Below is one of those, "I should have known better" moments. There were a couple options when crossing this river, but climbing on this log jungle gym looked like fun. I made it down all the sketchy balance beam parts. It was at the end toward the bottom of the picture that I lost footing on a shifty log and fell knee deep into water. I bracing myself with my hands and scolded myself for getting wet. When I climbed out defeated, I didn't feel any pain. I thought, I'm just wet, I'm fine. Then I saw thick red blood gushing from somewhere. It was on my finger and it didn't want to stop. It was deep, but I had a flap of skin that I could cover it with. Suddenly, I was swarmed by a cloud of blood sucking enemies. As you can imagine, it was tough to find refuge. As quickly as possible, I got out my bug spray, head net and medical kit. I was able to fashion a nice bandage design and continued on. I remember back to my Wilderness First Responder class. They taught us not to foolishly mess around in the back country. The smallest injury could lead to big problems. Luckily this was just a little slap on the wrist. But it sucked nonetheless!
I love when rivers do a U-turn bend like this
Always cool to see some snakes! I am the Snake Charmer!!
The view below is on the other side of the Yosemite Wilderness. As you can see, Yosemite is beautiful, but so is everywhere else!!
Made it to the big 1,000 mile mark!!!!