This weekend Adam and I made a deal.
He would come hiking with me, and I would watch the second Twilight movie with him afterward.
Yes. You read that right.
ADAM created these stipulations.
He claims he wants to watch the Twilight movies for the same reason people see the Harry Potter movies, they're a cultural phenomenon.
I think he just has a crush on Bella.
Anyway, so I agreed to sit through that horrible horrible horrible trash that is Twilight (no seriously, can we talk about how much I hate those movies? Maybe another time? Oh the dialog how it irks me!) so that Adam would come with me on a hike near Eklutna Lake. This hike would give us an arial view of the lake we walked along on a couple months back our tester hike we took right after we moved here.
I knew nothing about this hike except for where the trail started and that it was 2.6 miles one way. Turns out it was one of those hikes where you basically Stairmaster yourself up a mountain for two hours before you hit your goal. Which sure, is hard, but harder when you weren't expecting it.
Sorry Adam, deal is a deal!
In the end Adam was a trooper. Even though his knee hurt so bad I contemplated fireman carrying him on the way down. It's always something, right? No matter the fact that I sprung a staight up hike on him, or the pain on the way down, he huffed his ass up and down that mountain.
And damn was it worth it.
The view was spectacular, the hike was hard, there was ice cream on the way home, and it turns out that Stella, as stupid as she might be, is a fantastic trail dog.
Thankfully she's got one thing going for her besides her looks. Can't rely on those forever!