Casualties of the Trail

27 Jun

Whether it’s a deer mouse in the shelter, a result of disorganization or a questionable can of meat left by another hiker, there are plenty of opportunities for trail mishaps. Here is what we’ve experienced:

  1. My hydration bladder had a hole in it before we even hit the trail.
  2. I lost my scarf at the visitor’s center. (It was later found and mailed to me!)
  3. Springer Mountain Shelter mouse ate one of Shotgun’s earpieces on his headphones.
  4. Springer Mountain Shelter mouse then pooped in Shotgun’s pack.
  5. We couldn’t make the water filter function properly and had to boil our water.
  6. Shotgun’s stomach became a casualty of vienna sausages.
  7. We lost our knife in a Taco Bell trash can.
  8. I lost my towel in Fontana Dam.
  9. Shotgun lost his towel at Ice Water Spring Shelter.
  10. We began drying off with our dirty clothes.
  11. My leg looked like a drumstick to Douglas, the unleashed Dobermann/Rottweiler beast.
  12. We met Sparky in Fontana Dam and never wanted to hike again.
  13. I became ceraunophobic on Kelly Knob.
  14. Shotgun rolled out of a hammock and got wrapped up in the mosquito net on his way down to the ground.
  15. Our neighbor is a felon.

Don’t worry, Mom & Dad.  We’ll be just fine! Happy hiking, y’all!


Posted by on June 27, 2011 in The Hike


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5 responses to “Casualties of the Trail

  1. Pat Morris

    June 27, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Oh MY!!! what a list of things to happen to you two…What is this about your neighbor being a felon??? Have not heard about this yet…..
    It was so good to see pictures of you & Brent that Philip or Carole took when they met up with you last week. This hike should give both of you patience, more understanding & less desire for hiking as you continue on with your plans or maybe not??? Ha

    • lulabruises

      July 5, 2011 at 11:42 am

      We’re already considering another long hike in the near future! Google “Pacific Crest Trail.” 🙂

  2. Barbara

    June 27, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I take it Shotgun is Brent? And why? And a FELON?

  3. Shotgun Bobby

    July 6, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    keep up the good work becky! hope you are ready to jump a freight train tomorrow and move north!! we’re scouting the rails tonight.

  4. Susanna

    July 11, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Wow–sounds like you’re having tons of fun 🙂


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