The BattleCreekEnquirer.com posted a neat story, highlighted here:
34-year old Jeremy Bacon, really likes hiking. Seems he was at the local Target in a small New York town last week. Bacon is accused stealing items from the Target including a pair of hiking boots. He was leaving the store, wearing the boots when he was stopped by Target employees. There was no indication he also lifted a Nalgene bottle, hiking poles and some Gatoraid. Bacon struck an employee with a shopping bag (sissy move) but then attempted to earn his manhood back by trying to deck the same employee with an uppercut. A struggle ensued and he was able to break free and scoot from the store. The suspect got into a car and headed south.
After his arrest, Bacon was charged with one count of Robbery, one count of Petty Larceny and one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. (A pair of Gortex hikers?) My favorites: Vasque Breeze.
Is there a moral here? Maybe keep your boots locked up at all times. Perhaps a fingerprint-reading safe you secure next to your hiking poles.
Monday, October 14 is the last day you can hike Half Dome with the cables in place for 2013. But oh, the park is closed. Oh well, get ready for the 2014 lottery in March. Sorry. If you had a permit, I’d ask for a refund.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “On the day I was born, the nurses all gathered ’round. They gazed in wide wonder at the joy they had found. The head nurse spoke up, said “leave this one alone.” She could tell right away that I was bad to the bone” – George Thorogood
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com