Tuesday, July 22, 2008


My sweet sister in law sent me the warning below. She led in a very serious vein. When I started reading the sign I thought it very official looking and quite like some of the signs we saw last year while hiking.

I worked on getting it larger, but to no avail. Here is the "Reader's Digest" version of what it says. There are bears out there and you should know what the signs are and watch for them. Carrying pepper spray and wearing small bells helps to deter the bears. The next paragraph tells you to know the difference in signs of grizzlies and black bears. It says that black bears leave small scat. Conversely grizzlies leave large scat characterized by a pepper smell and small bells in it. THANKS FOR THE WARNING!

Packing List

1. Backpack check

2. Hiking clothes check

3. Hiking shoes check

4. Hiking poles check

5. Band Aids check

6. Boat Load of Alleve check and double check

7. Oxygen & Mask OH NO-does anyone know where I can find an oxygen tank small enough to fit in my backpack?????

The plane leaves early Wednesday & we trickle in at different times during the afternoon. We hope to be across the border before it closes at 10 PM. It will be a long day-but then a hike is planned for the next day. LET THE FUN BEGIN!


adrian seney said...

Fun, fun, fun!!!

Sandra said...

So looking forward to my running buddies up here in the beautiful Northwest!! I am resting tomorrow as we have kept our pace going strong. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU GUYS!!

the Jennings secede from the South said...

That sign is hilarious!

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

I am so jealous and the sign is too funny!!! I am an outdoorsy mountainous woodsy type o' girl. I could live in a cabin in the woods w/lots of snow in the winter and beautiful autumn colored trees in the fall (with large city close by of course). I hate the south (no offense), I would trade if for Colorado or Montana in a heartbeat.