What does it actually mean to ford a river you might ask? It really just means that you walk straight though the water because there are no bridges or stones to cross. This was not a particularly high or rapid river. In fact, the highest point only came up to just bellow the knee. Gretel did her best to take a picture of Hansel, making the experience look as epic as possible. Mostly, crossing the river in this manner was just a nice way to end the day. They put on their Crocks and the cold water feels great after a long day of hiking. The road marking the end of their hike was visible from the river so they knew they would not be traveling miles in wet attire.
Happy trails and pleasant fording!
Hansel fording the river
Clearly, this is NOT the most epic river fording experience, but there will be more to come!