Friday, June 17, 2005

Sunset Schmunset, Dark Schmark and Allen's Wenches?

Okay, so after that wonderfully detailed home inspection, a quick lunch, and then fighting traffic on a Saturday in June to get into the park, we finally got a-hiking at the ripe old hour of 6:20. Yeah, at night. So this pretty much put us at the top of the falls for sunset, which I might add is lovely, but sorta makes the hike down a bit of a challenge. Fortunately we were all highly prepared, no Donner Party hiking for us! We had snacks (of course!), warm clothes and even headlamps! Well, we had two headlamps between the three of us, AND I just want to mention here that my safety freakness payed off and the itty bitty emergency flashlight that I had stashed in my pack about a month ago came in quite handy for the third person who shall remain nameless who forgot a headlamp! Toot toot (own horn and all). Fortunately we didn't need to use the space blanket, emergency whistle or spare set of allen wrenches that I also had stored. Thank heavens for that. We stumbled back to the (untowed, yay!) car hand-in-hand at 10:30 pm, to boogie home for the afore-pictured towering platter of nachos! Well-deserved face stuffing, my favorite kind! Oh, and hey, did I mention the mist? AT NIGHT?

Picture credit to Mr. Skoog

1 comment:

Dad said...

Allen wenches? How do you and Allen fit them into your backpack? Sounds like a kinda bachelor type thingy! Remind me to tell you about my evening/nite hike one year in the VA mountains with a momma bear and her cubs crossing our the mist!