If you are on the Rolling Creek Trail, which connects with the Colorado Trail there in the Pike National Forest, then you don’t need a paddle. You do need water, and good boots, that won’t give you a blister. So, Bro: don’t panic. Besides, the Pike National Forest, along with most forests, is a terrible place to panic. The wilderness does not respond well to panic. It’s hard to understand, I know. Breathe, keep a good pace, and enjoy the trail. Image below: near Aspen, and the Maroon Bells. footage.shutterstock.com
Keep moving, with the creek. The current, the water meeting up with rocks and boulders, rapids, and fallen trees … all of that is why you are hiking beside the creek. Therefore, don’t miss out some good outdoor therapy. Some people would benefit from a reminder that … in the event of getting lost, a creek can get one “un-lost”.
Image above: near Cub Lake Trail, in Rocky National Park www.123rf.com
Following the stream, downstream that is, will get you back to civilization, and / or a trail. These mountain creeks are good reminders for us, men, to keep moving. Keep your eyes open for the wildlife, don’t get lost, don’t panic, and keep moving.