I recently returned from an outstanding canoe trip with Ruby Range. A lifetime memory to treasure! But sometimes bad things happen, even when you do everything right, and that’s what happened to me. According to what the doctor later told me I must have been exposed to a nasty staph infection 2-20 days before the trip, and on day 2 on the river my finger swelled up, turned red and began to hurt. Martin, our RR guide, put antibiotic cream and a bandage on my finger twice a day, and by day 4 he was giving me warm water with soap or salt in it to soak my finger.