tripping up the trail

August 9, 2006

Up to McAfee Knob

Filed under: hikes — dragons0mother @ 11:42 am

We haven’t a clue as to the proper pronunciation of the name. Which syllable would you stress? *snort*

The weather was horrendously hot the days prior to our departure. Hotter than even here in Florida. The weather.com assured me that a cool front was going to pass through on Friday evening and the temps would plunge into the 60s during the night.

Kari and I went to REI to pick up Stacy’s pack. The lovely customer service rep there informed me there wasn’t a pack rented by Stacy, no paperwork nothing. So I called Stacy and she let them have it. Michael at REI even gave her my discount to make up for the mistake. After picking up the pack, Kari and I went off to Enterprise to pick up our rental car. I chatted way too long with the customer service rep there because he was interesting — he worked for the Detroit Pistons until his fiancee began her residency at UNC hospital.

The next morning off we went to SW VA. Now you have to understand that I ALWAYS get lost in Christiansburg VA which is next to Blacksburg. My mother told me not to humiliate myself again by getting lost there. I complied. Instead I got lost in downtown Blacksburg and Stacy had to direct me back to her house.

You so should have seen Stacy’s face when she saw the size of her pack (and then again when she went to lift it). Kari’s pack weighed in at 22.5 lbs. Mine was in the mid to upper 30s. Stacy’s was somewhere in between.

Warning: post is heavily laden with pictures

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June 1, 2006

she didn’t cry

Filed under: hikes — dragons0mother @ 7:06 am

May 28, 2006

towards the end of 8 miles

Filed under: hikes — dragons0mother @ 4:53 am

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