Last year on this day, I DMed Karlee back telling her I’d be off work at probably around 2 or 3 at the latest and that we could meet up then and go hike like we planned.
I ended up not getting off work until almost 7. In that time, it had also gotten super stormy, snowed, and got way cold. Since I’d never met Karzzzzzzz before, and wasn’t sure if she could hang, I asked if she was still down to hike up in the dark and camp up there with a stranger.
Since she had idolized me for years and spent the previous year dating a loser, she was way down. Excessively down.
So we hiked up in the dark in what felt like a foot of snow. Had to wait on the trail for a while because a family of moose were blocking it. And then finally set up my tent and tried to take star pictures with it while using rocks as a tripod since I forgot mine.
Luckily all I forgot was my tripod because I could have been Karlee and forgotten my sleeping pad.
She never mentioned her lack of sleeping pad and I didn’t even realize that until the morning. Turns out she got so cold she thought she was going to die, while I was so frickn cozy in my mummy bag and insulated sleeping pad I was borderline sweating.
Anyways, here’s some pics from that day. Also, you’re welcome Karlee for letting you borrow my jacket once I found out you had a miserable sleep while we waited a couple hours sitting on a rock waiting for the light to get good for pics.
Also @karzzzzzzzz, have fun in the U.K. learning about how to save the world from terrorists and stuff in your grad program. Miss you and wish you were still here to hike with me (even though the last hike we did you got sick after the first mile and fell asleep on a rock for three hours).