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Old 05-07-2008, 10:57 AM
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Default Rocks and old age

Rock hopping is one of those things that you don't figure out you're getting too old to do with abandon until it's too late. I slipped off a rock above Tremont a while back during a very high water stretch and nearly drowned. Thanks to a couple of fishermen from Nashville who hauled me out of the river with a makeshift rope of bungee cords I got away only having lost my - it still hurts to say it - Winston.

I started to be a little more careful - and then last Sunday I got a reminder. Slipped off a rock above Elkmont and slammed my kneecap on a rock. The xrays should be back today. Only lost my forceps that time so things are improving.

Inside I still think I'm 18 but maybe my bruises will convince my brain that I'm actually almost 50.
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