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I’ll wait this one out, Whites Creek Crossing. Irish Wilderness, on the trail to Bliss Spring

I’ll wait this one out, Whites Creek Crossing. Irish Wilderness, on the trail to Bliss Spring Copyright © 2023 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

Shortly after two, I started the descent to the first Whites Creek Crossing, and I could hear the creek running. It was loud. When I arrived at the crossing point, I estimated the water to be four or five feet deep (actually it was only around three feet).

I should have taken some video to show how fast the creek was running.

Before setting up camp, I wandered around a bit, looking for an alternate crossing point, and made some tentative attempts at the crossing. As soon as the water went over the top of my waterproof socks, they filled with water. That wasn’t a total disaster as they worked like a wet suit and soon warmed up.

I decided that I wasn’t going to get across the creek safely, so I started looking for a spot to camp up on the side of the hollow away from the trail and the noise of the creek.

Copyright © 2023 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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