August 08, 2003

On the Pacific Crest Trail

Highly recommended:

The trail to Donner Summit Lake.
The lake itself--beautiful and unvisited on a weekday morning, even in August.
The trail is very nice.
Unfortunately, you can always hear I-80 in the distance.

The marching song of the Pacific Crest Trail:

Everywhere we go
People want to know
Who we are
So we tell them:
We are the unacclimated
The feeble feeble unacclimated
Unacclimated to the high country
With too few red cells in our blood
The feeble feeble unacclimated
We get too tired too easily
And our morale is very low
The feeble feeble unacclimated
We need lots of rest stops
And our pace is very slow
The feeble feeble unacclimated
Work, bone marrow, work
Make more red blood cells...

Posted by DeLong at August 8, 2003 09:01 AM | TrackBack


I think all you need is some nice fresh meat.

Posted by: David on August 8, 2003 05:46 PM

The hell with that. Just kidnap the next lone hiker you come to and drink 'em dry...

Posted by: Bruce Moomaw on August 8, 2003 08:59 PM

Had the same thing happen to me, coming from the lowlands of TX, trying to hike up a relatively small peak (9000 feet). Makes you wanna take a little nap. Just not in the snow. ;)

Another fun sight is all the wheezing tourists who are trying to climb back out of the Grand Canyon - walking down seemed so easy!

Posted by: andrew on August 11, 2003 01:19 AM
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