The wind whistled through the tall, withered grass around me, as I battled with the corner of the tarp being ripped from my hands. "Crap!" I yelped in pain and frustration, as the corner across from me, ripped the titanium stake from the ground and snapped it across my cheek. A thin slice of pain lit up my face, fire knifing though the...
His eyes widened, and he took a step back. I glanced around quickly. Did he have company? Was he alone? Damn – Jason had warned me about the “Hachita Drug Runners,” so I had been moving cautiously through the old ruins, and still not seen him.
My feet felt as if they were wrapped in sand paper, as I hobbled around packing up my gear. I had woken up early and spent 45 minutes popping blisters with the tip of my Gerber, spreading red hot Neosporin on the wounds, and then bandaging each blistered toe. The culmination of the surgery was...
I heard the rustling and started to move, my adrenaline surging through my stiff muscles. Cushioned by balls of loose clothing on the rocky ground was hardly a thought as my competitive mind screamed - FIRST, YOU HAVE TO BE FIRST! I took a deep breath, muttering, calming my instincts for flight. I would never...
I awoke to sssssssssssssss, sitting straight up and gripping my sleeping bag to my sides. Somehow a snake had made it's way through the mosquito netting into my new tarp! I looked around wildly, the soft voice in the back of my mind informing me that my butt was slowly settling to the ground. Frowning,...
My pack was wrapped in a plastic bag, and I easily spotted it moving towards me on the carousel. Fortunately, the airline supplied the bags, and it kept any miscellaneous items from falling out of the pack, and prevented plastic buckles from getting snagged as the pack was tossed about by indifferent baggage handlers. It's...
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