|It's taller than me|
Danielle and Amy invited me to go on a Labor Day hike with them to a place called Romero Pools north of Tucson. I brought my roommate Kevin along, but didn’t know the other nine people that went on the hike. Even though we left early in the morning it was incredibly hot. The hike was beautiful and I finally got the cliché picture that every non-Arizonan needs of hugging a cactus. I've seen a lot of these pictures and typically the person "hugging" the cactus isn't even touching it. I made sure to give my cactus a real hug.
|Amy jumping in the water|
|You can barely see Donald and Charity in the back.|
At this point we had no idea Donald was hurt.
|The results of scouting (the stretcher, not the shirtless men)|
Charity called the park services and they said they were sending someone up who would be there in about an hour. We were expecting someone to come up with a real stretcher so we could carry Donald down the mountain. An hour and forty minutes later a sheriff (I think that’s who he said he was) showed up with a medic. The medic hung an IV bag from the tree were sitting under and gave Donald some morphine. And then he said that a helicopter would be coming soon to pick him up and take him to the hospital. Now, you’ve got to understand that it’s pretty hard to break the spirits of 13 Mormons and even though we were in the midst of a tragedy we had a pretty good time hanging out under that tree (except for Donald, of course, who was in excruciating pain). And when we saw a helicopter show up, circle around us, and then land on hill close to us you’d think it was Christmas morning. It was pretty cool.
|"Let's pretend like we're friends." -Amy Flood|
Also, after four years of blogging I just learned how to add captions to my photos. Yes, I'm that tech-savy.