A week later, after having been rescued and recovering from some pretty major surgeries, I decided just to walk from the nearest road I could find. Sure, it took me ten days, but I got to get a lot of practice on my survival skills as well as hone some hunting abilities. I was unaware that bears frequented this area but can tell you them are some good eatin! Crossing the Class III rapids was made easier thanks to the paracord belt that I had just finished weaving while convalesancing, though I found out that I was about five feet short of the length needed to cross. So, I just swam for it. Dragging myself out of the water, I must have resembled a drowned rat as the local coyote pack mistook me for an easy lunch. As I backed away from them I stepped on the tail of the one rattler you didn't throw into that pit. With an arm trained from my days of little league, I introduced Old Man Coyote to the world's first flying rattlesnake.
Then I got to that wall. I'm sure the first fellows at Camp 4 must have shared the same look I had on my face when they gazed up the sheer magnitude of El Capitan before them. From whence did this imposing face of solid rock emerge!?!? I see no river to carve the beast nor volcano to mold the monster from molten lava! Was it one of the earthquakes that cracked the very ground and expelled this behemoth? I am not nearly in the shape that either of the two previous finders are and ended up camping out hanging from that wall by my seemingly insignificant length of twine!
Reaching the top, it was onto the game of flip the rock to find the micro. Ugh! It was nearly sundown by the time I spotted the elusive bugger. And here I thought Camouflageus Cacheia was a tough nano to locate! alpinebobl should be taking lessons from you! I signed my name and returned this one to its little hidey hole before turning and facing the daunting task of attempting to make it back out! Instead, I decided to sit down and write this now so that if I am never seen again, this will be the last record of my days. Wish me luck!