Monday, March 2, 2009

Hiking by Sarah

The Zeglens have posted!!!!!!!!! Gasps are heard around the world.

This past month Susie, Mary, and Mom accompanied Sarah in doing three separate six to eight hour hikes at the Chickamauga Battlefield. Yes, by the time we got to the last hike we were ready for them to be done. For the first hike we started out at 1:30 on a lovely Friday afternoon. In order to do six hours we had to hike until 7:30. It got dark around 6:00, so we were going to have to hike an hour and a half in the dark. We had counted on it getting dark so we were well prepared with flashlights, pepper spray, whistles, and a very excited Susie. (She was looking forward to hiking in the dark.) Unfortunately we were not totally prepared for the creepiness of walking on a deserted battlefield in the dark. It was not a very pleasant feeling, and I am never planning on hiking in the dark again. On the second hike we got to use a compass which was very exciting until we got lost within the first 15 minutes. Eventually we got our bearings and successfully finished the hike without any more incidents. On the last hike Mom came with us for the last two hours. She was fully equipped with her hot coffee and her very important toilet paper. Unfortunately, she forgot that she was carrying the roll of toilet paper when she waved to some (amused) people walking by. After that she decided to put the toilet paper somewhere less obvious. The hikes were very fun and exciting and the Zeglen girls now know every rock, trail, and monument at the Chickamauga Battlefield.

Here is a sampling of the many pictures taken by Mary

The great map debates


Susan said...

That looks like fun! I'm actually in a super-want-to-walk mood recently. But it's too cold :-P. We have a great carrier for Hans, so I'm hoping Adrian and I can hike some trails this spring with him :-). Hilarious about the TP. Way to go, Susie ;-), not!

twiggy said...

YAY! You've posted. Now I shall leave you as a reader of my blog :)

une_fille_d'Ève said...

Oh, dear, that is TOO hilarious. I laughed hard reading this. I quite enjoyed this post and just imagined all you dears... walking around in the dark (I agree - creepy!), waving at people with toilet paper, getting lost...

Oh, how I would love to have joined you in such an adventure. Too bad we can't have a creepy adventure this weekend since you AREN'T STAYING THE NIGHT. Hmph.


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Taylor said...

oh, and I love how your shirts change color! I hear tell that too much hiking can do that to you :) jk