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?


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!