You are on ten-day late summer kayaking trip on the Green River through Desolation Canyon with three other paddlers and one support raft. The river is a bit muddy from a recent flash flood; the water, cool; the sun, bright and hot; and the wind gusty and blowing upstream. All the paddlers are wearing pogies. By day four, all the paddler's hands and lips are dry and starting to chap. One paddler's fingers are starting to crack.
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