REALLY REALLY bad posion ivy from linville...
i know it has been said before but be extra careful hiking down to the river at linville. maybe bring soap and wash off in the river once you get down there. both of my legs were covered and swollen. no joke, my right leg was TWICE the size of my already swollen left leg. i couldn't bend my right leg past 45 degrees because of the swelling. it took two weeks of steroids to clear up. the doctor at the infirmary at school made fun of me for how bad it was.
i believe what happened was i got the plant chemical on my shorts scrambling down to the base of the falls and i wore those shorts for the next three days kayaking. it was horrible....HORRIBLE!
honorable mention is banging my right knee on the sunshine rock while going left there. wasn't quite right for a couple weeks...normal now.