musky333 Posted June 19, 2008 Share Posted June 19, 2008 I was hiking up from Holden Village to Holden Lake to do some scrambling on Bonanza Peak a few years back when I met a guy about 2/3 of the way up with three months worth of beard, wearing shorts, T-shirt and tennis, no pack, water, etc.I asked him how he was doing--doing good.I offered food and water--nope, doing good. I asked if he was camping and he said yes, they had broke camp and he said, " I think my brother is over there somewhere", pointing across Railroad Creek towards Dumbell Mt.(Sorry, Mom, I lost my little brother in the mountains) He then said, " I guess (GUESS?) we are supposed to meet up at a lake down there somewhere.(Chelan?) I asked him where he was from, and he said Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I said no shit, that's where I live! I asked his name, and HOLY F-ING SHIT, I know the guy and graduated from high school with him! We didn't recognize each other. He asked where the trail led and I said to Holden Village. He asked if there were any rangers there and I said no, just Lutherans.I told him he could get some food there and hopefully his brother would cross Railroad Creek at the old Holden mine, or he was in for a ton of bushwacking.He took off, not a care in the world. Have you met people lost, ill equipped,or just plane f--ed up in the mountains? There must be some hilarious stories. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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