This year in April a group of us got together to celebrate my birthday by trail running around Sedona and Flagstaff all day. It was a social event but had a healthy dose of type two fun later in the day after logging close to 25 miles. The event quickly became known as Vince's Birthday Bullshit day. Hence the beginning of a series of Birthday Bullshit events where the individual picks the challenge and we are obligated to participate or cease friendship. The next birthday to come up was Rachel's. Because I know she loves reading this blog I am confident in calling the event the Battle of Mount Humphreys- A Scavenger Hunt.
The plan was to have a male and female team start from the Inner Basin Trail and the Weatherford Trail hiding three bandanas along the route for the other team to attempt to find. Whichever team located them all had breakfast on the other team and bragging rights. Since we all listen to NPR we ended up creating teams that weren't restricted by gender at birth. One boy was on the girls team and one girl for the boys team. After our morning routine we hit the trail to battle for Humphrey's Peak.
Halfway through the day we met the girls team and sat down for a relaxing lunch. Unfortunately the rules of the game allowed stealing of bandanas that we were all required to wear. I opened Pandora's box by successfully stealing Sara's off her pack. This created a war that involved cuts, bruises, and all out anarchy on the side of the trail. Needless to say lunch was less then filling.
After reaching the Inner Basin we were discouraged to only find one bandana. Finding a forest green bandana in a forrest is a lot harder then it sounds.