Damn, it got me again! Same place, gap between shirt and gloves.
At least this time I know where I picked it up. Timeline is clear; could only have been Cook Hill.
Strange that I had my second outbreak right after the first. I realize the first incident left me sensitized, but I doubt a little patch smaller than three postage stamps could radically increase my sensitivity, so this was probably just bad luck.
But either way, I definitely need to ramp up the precautions (not much left to do, but I'll need to go that extra 5%). I guess I could just stop hiking off-trail
I do recall seeing some bare twigs that looked like PO, and I know I made contact, but cleaned up after contact (maybe too little too late). So far my rash (both arms) is pretty small, so hopefully my cleanup efforts kept it to a minimum. I'll know for sure in another day or two.
Reminds me of my tick history: never saw a tick in my life until a year or two ago, and after that first experience they were everywhere!
Man, I remember when the only post-hike suffering I encountered was mosquito bites, which were pretty seasonally-specific and easy enough to deal with.
Oh, BTW, my first rash cleared up nicely. For a while there it was so blistered and scaly that it was hard to imagine that spot of skin would ever look healthy again.