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[pct-l] You just have to!
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"Hold it there, buddy. Pull it over!"
"Who me? What? I didn't do anything."
"Is that a Mountainsmith Auspex backpack?"
"Yes, but I fail to see what . ."
"Are those New Balance 803's?"
"Yes, but . ."
"I see that you are hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Take me with you?"
"Take me with you. I want to see the sun rising over the Mojave desert in
full bloom in the Spring. I want to sink my ice axe into the black ice on
Forrester Pass in a full white-out snow storm. I want to feel the burning in
the muscles of my legs as I push for the 29th mile with mosquitos chasing
"But . . . "
"I know CPR. I can tie fifteen different kinds of knots. I sing a pretty
good version of "Bridge Over Troubled Water". Please, take me with you."
Greg "Strider" Hummel
PS: Desperately in need of some hiking.
(walking solves all things)