Breaking through snow into a river. Brush was super thick here - worst part of the trip and I tried to snow shoe on the edge until..... I dropped three feet down into water. Snowshoes were in water more than two feet deep and wedged under the heavy snow. I struggled, they would not come up. After five minutes or more I finally grabbed the brush and at the same time bent down to pull tips of my snowshoes up. Water over my waist, camera went into the drink. This is not good. Eventually I made out of water and on the river bank. Photo by and courtesy of Jan Pikor.