View Full Version : A trail in New Mexico

john pickett
2016-10-28, 16:22
45 or so years ago I was hiking in the Kit Carson national forest with a couple of friends. Our trail was about 6 inches wide with a steep slope up to the right and a steep slope down to the left. the trail had been climbing rapidly for what seemed at the time to be Way too long. Up ahead we saw a single aspen at the side of the trail and decided to take a break there. As we sat; gasping, sweating, aching, someone noticed a message carved in the bark of the aspen. "This is the thin shits! Ain't it!" It was a good 15 minutes before we could stop laughing and pull our packs on again.