Saturday, November 19, 2011

You Might Be A Thru-Hiker If ...

- Your grocery list contains foods invented solely to make people obese and you choose the products that weigh the least, while packing the most calories
- You have difficulty recalling passwords, but you can spit out your start/end date, trail name and number of calories in a honey bun with no problem
- The smoke from the campfire makes you smell better
- You rationalize staying in a place that is missing part of its floor, the entire ceiling in the bathroom and has spiders crawling in the bed because, well, it's raining out and it's cheap
- Seeing little white rectangles excite you greatly
- You smack your head when you hear a buzzing noise
- You consider nature your bathroom (dig a hole, drop a load)
- Food becomes more important than taking a shower
- You don't know the real names of people you have met in the last month
- You can't recall where you slept the night before
- You eagerly take food from strangers without question and consider eating unopened food you find on the trail or in a shelter
- Duct tape is invaluable
- You don't blow your nose with a tissue, you just blow snot rockets
- You keep wearing a pair of socks or boots even though you can see your toes through the holes
- You sometimes look at a creek and wonder if that is indeed the trail
- You go to bed the same time as a 75-year-old does
- You look for coolers at road crossings

Anyone else have something to add?

2 comments:

Shayna said...

Me, me! You don't mind mice watching you eat and running around on you while you sleep! Blech!

Fr. Kevin Russeau, csc said...

I thought of you guys today as I was hiking our trails behind our house... I thought to myself, I'll do this for the Dr. prescribed time, but Justin and Patrice did this because they love it! Wow - congrats you guys!