Busted by a Ranger!
Date Hiked: 7/13/01
Conditions: muddy as usual in the 'adiRAINdacks'
Special Required Equipment: bean-o, gas x, pepto, and lots of imodium ad... camo suit to avoid detection and your VISITOR USE PERMIT!!!!!!
Comments: after hiking into the calamity brook lean-tos, i noticed that there were an abundance of bears on the prowl and i decided
not to hang my bearbag...instead,
i would eat all of my food that evening. i started by devouring
my gorp, then came a healthy serving of 'veggie pork and organic
beans' (128 ounces worth!) the friendly folks that i shared the
lean-to with couldn't believe that a man could put down so much
chow! I awoke in the middle of the night with gut-wrenching cramps
and bad gas. the only good to come out of it was that the deer
flies and the bears left me alone.. as did my nose-pinching lean-to
mates..(sorry guys!) the next morning, the cramps bent me over
as if i was kicked by a horse!! but i was still determined to
summit allen. after passing allen brook, i was feeling miserable!!
a short while after, i ran into a ranger coming off the summit.
i asked him "how much further to the top?". he said,
"45 minutes.." and then he asked, "where's your
visiter use permit?! " what the hell was he talking about???
i guess i was supposed to fill one of these things out at the
trail register. he then told me that i had to turn around!?! WHAT!!!!!!
WAS HE CRAZY??? so i told him i would, and quickly hiked back
to the falls where i hid in the bushes. :) unfortunately, my gut
was churning by this time.. i tried
Submitted by: richard bern