So I’m doing one of my usual hikes yesterday, but this time in reverse. Breakneck via the back door is a lot easier than the normal way. I can tell you that. Just so you do an up and back rather than descending on the steep part, it’s a breeze.
Maybe 3/4 of the way through the ascent, I walk up on a lone hiker wearing a light pea green shirt you could see from a hemisphere off. As he passes I say hi and comment “Nobody’s gonna miss you out here.” To which he responds “That’s the point.” And just a few hundred yards later, I see a couple sporting bright orange vests. Suddenly it occurs to me there might be a reason for all this bright attire. So I ask. And sure enough, I get a logical answer. It’s bow season and who knows what knucklehead deer killer might have an antsy trigger finger and mistake a hiker for fair game?
Upon hearing the news, what do you think was my first reaction? Yup! BUGS BUNNY, ELMER FUDD, and DAFFY DUCK debating whether it’s “wabbit season?” And then the next thing that came to mind is “Oy! I don’t have enough headaches going on in my life without some Revenant type mother fucker turning me into STEVE MARTIN minus the banjo!”
Anyway…I saw no hunters on the trail and thus, am hole-free. But next time out I might want to wear some bright-colored clothing.
And now, here’s Bugs, Daffy and Elmer in one of my all time favorite bits. Enjoy.