A Hiking Story

We drove hundreds of miles.

We parked.

We hiked in frigid temperatures,

On the advanced trail.

After thousands of steps

We stopped to check the map.

That was left in the car

Thousands of steps ago.

Because apparently we are not very advanced.

I ate a Clif Bar.

We chose a route that took us no where close

To the destination we came to see.

Because you can’t get there from here.

But eventually it took us to the road

That would take us back.

To the car that was parked.

In the place it remained

All the while we hiked ten frigid miles.

After driving those hundreds of miles.

And the most amazing thing we saw all day

Was that damn car.

But then we had amazing burritos.


All’s well that end’s well

When the end of the story

Makes a memory of great caliber.

 The Hike

40 thoughts on “A Hiking Story

  1. I don’t mean to laugh, but a gloriously humorous story with a fairy-tale ending. I’ve a Kaula Lumpar friend who went on a hike today, an hour out KL, and she had heavy rain on her hike and got soaked…. A Hikers life is an arduous one.!!


    • It was quite the hike. We were prepared for the cold. Though I don’t know if I was “wanting” to do 10 miles in that cold. 😉 And we were pretty sure of where the car was….at least one of us was. And the upside to it all….it was beautiful. 🙂


  2. “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet – [and carry a map 😆 ] – there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

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