DOH! I didn't even think to come over to your campsite and ask about the stove.
Was great to meet you as well. Hope to see you in the mountains again soon.
Glad to hear that the bears stuck to their blueberries!
Brian, thanks for being so honest. That is a great story. Annie, you are a real trooper. Sounds like your next trip can only get better.
Pssst...Brian, Don't try so freakin hard.
for sharing. It was a fun read. Annie seems like a real sport. I hope she gives it another go.
Thanks. Oh yeah, we are already planning the next trip for next weekend. :-)
of the time my wife and I did Mount Lafayette. Her knee blew out just in the beginning of the decent from the summit. Luckily in my case there were no bears on this trip (my wife has had encounters with bears before). She hasn't been on a New England 4000 footers since. My wife now is trying to get back into hiking is going to start of with Mount Monadnock with me and a group of local hikers this upcoming weekend.
Very cool, which trail on Monadnock?
I'll have to check again through your profile page to see how the rest of your trip here went. I got hammered on the Presidentials with winds up near 100 mph but we did end up doing them all.
I'm curious... Sounds like quite an adventure you guys had, Brian!
For troubled times in the future, reassure her with "Ich denke nur an dich, mein Schatz..." That'll get 'er!
I thought for sure that when you mentioned the guy in the truck at the end that you'd jump out of the car & show him the kung-fu grip! Good thing you let him off the hook & let the police handle him.
When's your guys' first technical mountaineering trip going to be?
The man-dog thing was because I expected comments when I said I had slept with Radek's dog Blondie in the back of his pickup once at a trailhead. :-)
Thanks for the advice on the German phrase. I'll keep that one in mind.
In regards to the technical mountaineering for her, she says, "Das wird noch eine Weile dauern."
I had slept with Radek's dog Blondie in the back of his pickup once
Shit man - that just sounds wrong regardless of context!!
If her back wasn't so hairy, you never know, things might have worked out for us. :- )
Especially the episode on the highway. Could be Hamilton Ohio!
Thanks! I was surprised by how many others are telling me similar road rage stories. Aaaah............civilization!
I needed a good laugh today and that did the trick. I hope your next adventure goes a bit smoother.
Thanks. What have you been up to lately? Still go to PRG?
Still climbing every chance I get. I started working for myself about a year ago, so I'd have more time to climb; what a pipe dream that was. I'll begrudgingly return, kicking and screaming, to the masses of PRG when the weather turns :(
Hope she wasn't too put off by the experience. Looks like she was a good sport. Take some antihistmine for the bug bites next time :)
Thanks, she actually thought it was a beautiful place. We're heading back to the mountains this weekend so she wasn't too put off. :- ) Thanks for the advice.
I'm sure the memory of your thoughtfulness will be as lasting as the memory of the bear bonanza! If not, just tell her that some first outdoor dates include hiking all night in the dark (I won't mention any names, but it rhymes with 'Smirk," and I'm sure glad I went!). Hope to see you and Annie at some point in the mountains (or maybe inside next to a cozy winter fire).
Thanks. Hope to see you guys again too. We seem to head to the Bay Area from time to time so you never know. Let us know when you make your next trip up to Oregon.