Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Best Laid Plans
"Best laid plans of mice and men often go awry" That couldn't have been more true of this weekend. Danny, Brendon and I had planned on backpacking into Havasupai Falls in the Grand Canyon which takes a lot of planning and preparing for. The hike is 8 miles to Supai Village and then another 2 miles to the camp site. We were going to stay for a total of 3 days, with the plan to backpack out on Monday. So Friday comes around after a long, sick and trying week. I get off work hell bent on getting out of town and seeing something larger than myself. We get the car loaded up and then make our way, slowly but surely, out of town. We make it through the city traffic and finally we are on our way when my engine light comes on and smoke starts billowing out of my hood. Damn it. Pull over, investigate, Danny says my water pump blew. Well, that would make sense. I couldn't help but find the humor in it. I mean it would make sense that life is reminding me that it maintains a balance. It can't always be an easy coast and my plans can't always go the way I want them to. Thank goodness Danny was there to save the day though. After an expensive tow back home, Danny fixed my car and we were back up and running again. So the next day, we pack up again and end up going to Mt. Charleston and backpacking in to the wilderness less traveled.