i just spent an hour typing up a long ass story about last night and blurty messed up (page not available) so i lost it all. haha, that's just my luck.
i'll give a brief recap here, and maybe i will get to writing it all again sometime. around midnight we decided to try to find this old, haunted farm. a few of us had tried a couple months ago, but turned around when we lost the trail. tonight, we thought, we would just pay closer attention. ha.
we got lost. in the deep allegheny forest. at night. within ten minutes we realized we were not even on the trail we took last time. we crossed rickety old bridges, used a narrow, wet log to cross a swamp, climbed up HUGE MUDDY HILLS, slipped down the other side of the aforementioned hills, lost the trail several times, and walked through creeks and grass as high as my waist. the flashlights repeatedly threatened to burn out on us, so we had to book it through some crazy terrain. we knew there was no way we'd ever get back to the cars if we turned around, so we decided to keep moving forward and eventually hope a road would turn up.
it did, two and a half hours later. luckily, we had a girl with us we knew exactly where we were when we came to the road. i had never met her before last night, but she saved our asses. four of the boys decided to run ahead and get to the cars (which were about six miles away) while the remaining seven of us decided to walk at a leisurely pace. we were almost hit by a semi that was waaay over the center line and passed by several vans that could have easily given us a ride. but honestly, i was just happy to see concrete and houses and be out of the fucking forest. around 5 am we arrived at the beginning of the road that the cars were on, and decided to just wait and relax. we had walked about 10 miles total and sitting in cold, wet grass never felt so good.
in the carride home, everyone was like "that was so much fun! i love doing stuff like that"... yeah, you looked really fucking ecstatic falling in the mud and slipping on wet rocks. a few people got on my back for being miserable, but how else am i supposed to react to being lost in the fucking forest? it's how i cope, ok? just sing posi 80's hardcore with me and let me deal with my pissed-offedness. don't tell me i should be CHEERFUL.
i got home around six, but only had two hours of sleep because of a job interview. it's been a long day.