&@$*%#< Is all that can be said in polite company! What the heck were we thinking?!
Today was the day to hike out on the trail proper which started out like any other day; we had breakfast, leisurely packed up our gear and looked like pack animals…and definitely like first timer backpackers who don’t have a clue about backpacking and before the days of online reviews and video support.
I had a 120L backpack filled to the brim,