Thursday, February 3, 2011
Lily Lake and water
As we started out in the wind and rain, anxious to get going so we could warm up, we headed uphill toward Lily and Lizard Lakes. After a few minutes, I realized that my Camelbak water bladder was missing the closing piece at the end, and when I tried to take a drink of water, it just kept on coming out! With my fellow hikers yelling instructions ("Hold it upright so it will drain back into the bladder!" "Don't lean forward or it will start again!"), I finally managed to stop the flow and we proceeded on with the hike. Rain coming out of the sky, water flowing out of the bladder, it wasn't lining up to be one of our best hikes. However, the ideas of how to title this blog began emerging from my clever friends: "My water broke and I lost bladder control!" was the best one of all.
Although it seems like a bit of an ordeal in many ways, it was truly pleasant to be hiking in the rain, because of my companions, their great attitudes, and proper gear for the elements. Wish you were here!