A great backpacking story

Funny stories about backpacking, hiking and the Appalachian Trail are coming in to the funny hiking story contest. Here’s a riotous one from the well known Circuit Rider who tells us about how someone got their trail name while backpacking the Appalachian Trail:

“Sherlock and I were hiking with Hopeful one misty morning in Georgia, when I realized my bottle filled with denatured alcohol must have fallen out of my pack.  I really need to get that side pocket sewn.

“Anyway, a short time later, a hiker we had just met the previous day, caught up with us and, with not a small amount of frustration, exclaimed, ‘Circuit Rider, why did you put denatured alcohol in a coke bottle?  I about killed myself!’

“I didn’t ask him why he failed to notice the ‘x’ marks all over the bottle, nor did I inquire as to why he was drinking from a bottle he knew was mine anyway.  I simply asked him if he had a Trail Name yet.  He said, ‘No.’

“So we gave him one.  From that point on he was known as Boozer.”

What’s your funny story? Tell us at the What’s Funny About Hiking Contest http://albertdragon.com/?p=242.

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