That night, I gathered about 800 throwing size stones in a pile next to the door of the tent. I also found a stick that by all rights could be called a log. I was ready.
Come 3 A.M., right on schedule, the boys were back in town. I decided to turn on some lights, get out of the tent, talk loudly, etc. I kind of left Alicia alone in the tent. She kind of hates me for it. She describes herself as a â€œmorselâ€ in conversations hence. Anyway, there was no fear on night #2, or any following night. I was convinced that I could make a big enough fuss to keep them at bay. From there on out, the trip was pretty sweetâ€¦
â€¦ well, until we were at a nature display in Colorado and saw a stuffed 2 yr old female mountain lion that weighed 180 lbsâ€¦ Those had been back there in the Grand Canyon too. Only the adult males arenâ€™t just 180 lbs. And they arenâ€™t afraid of people. And they are attracted to noise. Oh well, glad I didnâ€™t die.
Oh, and just for kicks, here is a wall I REALLY wanted to climb. Itâ€™s not easy to tell the scale, but itâ€™s amazingly tall and awesome.