Monday, June 8, 2009

BobCat Vs. Wild

Do you ever watch Bear Grylls on Man Vs. Wild? He does some crazy things. He eats.. well he eats every gross thing you can imagine. He slides down glaciers.. he climbs tall trees.. he repels out of helicopters. He basically shows you how to survive in the wilderness.

Well this weekend Bob and I went on what we thought would be a simple little hike in the canyons. We started hiking up a little dusty trail. Then it forked off. Suddenly we were in the dun.. dun.. dun.. wilderness.

If Bear would have been with us, he probably would have instructed us to find a dead animal carcass and hide inside of it for warmth.. not to mention eat it's eye balls as food. (If you have never seen the show you might think I'm being gross, but he really does that.) Well instead we kept hiking and the trail got more and more steep and shrouded over with trees and spider webs. We were walking sideways on a steep incline. The bugs were buzzing.. our shoes were trying to keep traction. I kept insisting it wasn't a trail, but Bob informed me that it was, and we couldn't go back at that point anyway.

Finally we made it down the hill and came to a big stream with rushing water. What choice did we have? We stripped off our shoes and socks, and waded in to our upper thighs in the some of the coldest water I think I have ever felt on my skin. We did it for Bear.

We were laughing the entire time as we were stumbling around. It was a fun little adventure for our Saturday. Then after all of our hard work Bob decided to cook us some steak and crab legs on the grill. It was nice to just chillax outside and feel the cool air.


The only downside to such a fun weekend was waking up this morning and realizing I had a million mosquito bites. Oh well.. Happy Monday!

9 comments:

vanessa aka Nessie Noodle said...

if you were in true Bear style you would have gotten nekkid in that stream- He is ALWAYS getting nekkid.
I kinda don't mind though....

jane said...

Caitlin at the risk of repeating myself... how´s that bestseller coming? you CRACK me up! have a great week. btw Bear would be proud.:)

Lindsey Lu said...

love that show!! I love how he says vitamins lots and lots of vitamins..I think he would be really jealous of you crab legs and steak :)

Scott and Lindsey said...

This wasn't Ensign Peak again?

Jeannette said...

Too funny...and aaahw poor you for all the mosquito bites. Doesn´t Bear have a tip on how to avoid that? Probably gross too eh? ;)
Take care and don´t scratch!

P.S. said...

Can Bob post some grilling tips please! I seriously thought that was a restaurant meal before I read the post.

Kim said...

Where was that table set up? That couldn't have been at your place...?

caitlin said...

Yep, it was in our backyard. You'll see it at bookclub if it doesn't rain.

caitlin said...

Oh and Lindsey, it was a completely different hike. We went up to the canyons for this one.