Having problems finding a crag or a route?
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Last September a friend and I went for a quick afternoon session at the Zoo. A storm was brewing as we left the trail head and the creek was ankle high. We could even rock hop. Wouldn't you know it, as soon as we reached the wall, the skies opened up for a downpour and lightning storm. It rained for close to an hour. Having lost most of our window to the storm we hiked the sodden path back down to the creek to find it a rushing torrent of chocolate milk above the knees. Not wishing to take our chances on wading the rushing and opaque waters, we opted for the soaked, smooth, rather high log crossing. Plenty wide in reality, it felt like highlining while the whole earth spun into a blur beneath our feet. We made it, but I would not go back there with dark skies. Without that log, it would be a scary crossing for me.
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The creek there (Middle Fork of Red River) is narrow and tight. There are a lot of strainers downstream. Falling in and getting swept away could be bad. For it to be over knee deep would mean a lot of water had fallen though. Most of the time its probably not going to be that bad. But use good judgment if you get caught on the wrong side.
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