The days are numbered for this pretty little canyon. We wanted to get a trip in before this gem is lost for good. The water temps were good but we still wore our wetsuits...never know when the tables will turn and we might be in the water longer than expected. This was one of those days.
I slipped off the slick rock, smacked the rock with my hip and foot before bouncing into the water like a rag doll for a total distance of approx. 15 feet. Thankfully I had my pack on which provided a decent amount of flotation. My body was apparently stunned or in shock because I was unable to move anything except my arms. Fortunately, I didn't have to wait long before two of my friends jumped in and pulled me out of the water. After a few minutes of laying on the rock I started feeling some pain........which made me really happy....considering the alternative. I've got one busy angel looking after me.
Long story short, they wrapped my foot, shoved it back inside the boot and some how I managed the slow hike out with the help of the others carrying my gear and helping me up and down boulders. I think it took us 3 hours but we made it before dark.
Turns out I tore 4 ligaments in my foot --- 2 of those are complete tears and will require surgery the others are moderate and mild. I imagine the road to recovery will be a long one. I plan to busy myself with knitting and quilting projects. Be sure to get your Christmas orders in soon