In this Friday, June 16, 2017, photo, Jake Gustafson crosses Bear Creek along the Pacific Crest Trail near Kings Canyon National Park, Calif. With hundreds of so-called thru-hikers entering the high Sierra early in the season, their experiences serve as a cautionary tale for others planning weekend or summer wilderness escapes. More than a dozen people have drowned in Sierra rivers at lower elevations, including one in Yosemite and three in Sequoia National Park, and rangers are warning hikers to think twice about crossing swift water.
In this Friday, June 16, 2017, photo, Jake Gustafson crosses Bear Creek along the Pacific Crest Trail near Kings Canyon National Park, Calif. With hundreds of so-called thru-hikers entering the high Sierra early in the season, their experiences serve as a cautionary tale for others planning weekend or summer wilderness escapes. More than a dozen people have drowned in Sierra rivers at lower elevations, including one in Yosemite and three in Sequoia National Park, and rangers are warning hikers to think twice about crossing swift water. WESLEY TILS AP
In this Friday, June 16, 2017, photo, Jake Gustafson crosses Bear Creek along the Pacific Crest Trail near Kings Canyon National Park, Calif. With hundreds of so-called thru-hikers entering the high Sierra early in the season, their experiences serve as a cautionary tale for others planning weekend or summer wilderness escapes. More than a dozen people have drowned in Sierra rivers at lower elevations, including one in Yosemite and three in Sequoia National Park, and rangers are warning hikers to think twice about crossing swift water. WESLEY TILS AP

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