Question: How do you get Amy Brown to shut up? Answer: Take her on an extremely difficult hike when she is out of shape.
It’s starting to cool off (kinda) here in the South, and that means hiking season is back! My hiking partner extraordinaire Becky and I kicked things off by picking apparently one of the most difficult hikes out there. GO BIG OR GO HOME! We discussed where we were going to go the weekend prior, and I felt drawn to Jones Gap, which is part of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area and very close to Camp WaBak. Just down the road, in fact. I suggested the hike to Becky and mentioned that it was listed as “Most Difficult” on the trail guide thinking that she would say, “Eh, let’s not be so ambitious for our first hike.” But instead, she said, “Sounds good!” and a little voice in my head said, “Don’t do it!” I smugly ignored this little voice and thought it couldn’t be that bad because I had been on plenty of difficult hikes before. Read more »