Spontaneous Trail Run in the Dark
Tags: chacos, hiking, Chaco Scar, Trail Run
My roommate and i just met a week ago, and as a bonding exercise we decided to hike to the top of a nearby mountain and and touch our school's letter. When we got to the top we decided that we should run down the mountain(We didn't want to get stuck on the mountain in the dark). We are running down and I fall behind(Rock in my Chaco). My roommate is a switchback ahead of me when I see a hiking group going down the mountain. I start sprinting so I can pass them before the next turn. I am passing them when I take a long leap over a gravel patch. The minute i land i know that something does not feel right. I start to slide at uncontrollable speeds. In this moment i realize that no matter what i do i am going to fall, but i can either fall on my face or fall on one leg. I chose the leg. I bent my knee and felt the gravel dig into my skin. without stopping I pushed off the ground and finished my run. We made it to the bottom of a 2 Mile hike in 10 Minutes.