The epic journey of a sibling pair as they trek 2,181 miles from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachia Trail.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

To Crunch or Not To Crunch?

It’s been about a month, and the magic of Little Debbie’s Star Crunch has not been depleted.   The third day after Hansel and Gretel picked up Two Bad, they were finishing up dinner at a table with Schmuck, another thru-hiker.  For desert, they had 2 remaining Star Crunch to divide between the three of them.  They each ate a half a Star Crunch and split the extra piece into thirds.  Before consuming the final 3rd, Hansel looked over to Schmuck who had shared some of his food with them earlier.  He offered Schmuck the bite-sized piece of heaven.  Two Bad followed suit.  Gretel looked at Schmuck, looked down at her Star Crunch, and then back at Schmuck.

“Well,” she considered, “If I don’t give this to you, then I’m kind of a schmuck.”  These are the kinds of dilemmas hikers are faced with on a daily basis.   

Happy Trails and Happy Crunching!

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