Monday, July 18, 2005

hiking tips

  • When you're allergic to wasps but leave your epi pen at home, you should consider turning around.
  • When you have to cross a fast-moving stream on a log, with a baby strapped to your chest, you should consider turning around.
  • When you lose the trail at the first dry creek bed and spend fifteen minutes looking for it before a forest ranger happens to wander by and point you in the right direction, you should consider turning around.
  • When the afore-mentioned ranger asks "How far you goin'?" and raises his eyebrows at your answer, you should consider turning around.
  • When you drain two-thirds of your water supply and have been hiking for two hours, you should consider turning around.
  • When you're tired, sore, scratched up, and think "I can go just a little longer," stop considering it. Turn around.

    Blogger mal said...

    you left out "when you realize your shoes hurt, you should consider turning around" *L*

    Great post

    11:20 AM  
    Blogger Old Man Rich said...

    When there's sport on the TV or the bar is still serving, consider not going.

    11:47 AM  
    Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

    I can't understand why you're a terrible cook. You have all the tenacity of an excellent chef.

    Sometimes you start out with salmon steaks, and you end up with salmon mousse.


    12:13 PM  
    Blogger Jessica said...

    Mallory: Exactly.

    Rich: I read your JOGLE blog. Good stuff.

    BP: Thanks for the compliment. It's not for lack of trying. In fact, I made a mean flan last week, so there's still hope for me.

    1:45 PM  
    Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

    I made I nice milkshake myself. so all we need to do is find someone who made an indifferent peach cobbler, and we'll be all set.


    2:41 PM  
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