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Old 11-14-2012, 12:48 PM   #585
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Day 24 - Part 5

We had a couple miles of forest trails to deal with on the western bank of the Sakmara

Before the land began to open up again

And we reached the river for a second time:

While Terry tended to play the test dummy for any muddy or boggy sections, for river crossings, I was the one who charged in "conkers deep" (balls first I believe is US equivalent) to be the test dummy, as I had more experience route picking across rivers.

Two crossings in a row ... no walking it first ... no drama .... I must be using up all my luck.

Then it was Terry's Turn: The best route is rarely straight across. The best line for crossing rivers is usually to go a yard or so on the calm side (upstream) of where smoother water is breaking and getting rougher ... which is exactly the route Terry is taking here. If you look back to the previous crossing, Terry was downstream of the break and caught deeper water than me and bigger rocks.

We continued on our merry way.

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