Jim, I'm happy that you came out of this alive and well and able to remind us about these important safety precautions!

With "west side" (i.e. west of the Cascades) temps getting up to the 70s already, people are already getting out on the water which is still, of course. extremely cold!
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view--E. Abbey