It had been dry and warm for several days, and water levels were low.
I mostly stayed in the stream bed, but at two occasions I got out and followed the banks to go around the tricky parts. To stay in the canyons all the way, a short length of rope would have been useful.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)