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  • Hiking from Canada to Mexico, she nearly drowned in Yosemite

    Anya Galina Sellsted of Seattle nearly drowned while trying to cross Rancheria Creek in northern Yosemite National Park on a partially submerged log. Sellsted is one of about 3,000 people attempting the 2,650-mile trek from Canada to Mexico this summer. Many (including Sellsted) have left the High Sierra due to the extreme conditions.

Anya Galina Sellsted of Seattle nearly drowned while trying to cross Rancheria Creek in northern Yosemite National Park on a partially submerged log. Sellsted is one of about 3,000 people attempting the 2,650-mile trek from Canada to Mexico this summer. Many (including Sellsted) have left the High Sierra due to the extreme conditions. Anya Galina Sellsted Special to The Bee
Anya Galina Sellsted of Seattle nearly drowned while trying to cross Rancheria Creek in northern Yosemite National Park on a partially submerged log. Sellsted is one of about 3,000 people attempting the 2,650-mile trek from Canada to Mexico this summer. Many (including Sellsted) have left the High Sierra due to the extreme conditions. Anya Galina Sellsted Special to The Bee

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