Challenges 957.6

June 1st, 2009

Towards the end of Shennies we did two challenges back to back. Challenges are a way for bored hikers to amuse themselves. Not to say we were bored; Virginia has actualy been pretty cool despite white Bill Bryson says. The most famous challenge is the four state challenge where people go 44 miles out of VA, through WV MD, and into PA in one day. But we didn’t do that one. We did the dollar menu challenge and the 12 mile challenge. The dollar menu challenge involves eating one of everything on the dollar menu at McDonalds, namely a McDouble, McChicken, small salad, 3 cookies, 2 apple pies, small soda, extra large sweat tea, 4 piece nuggets, sundae, parfait, and small fries totally around 2500 calories. It took us half an hour. Peachy keen threw up almost immediately after and I turned grey. The sweet tea did us in for sure. Since we were in Luray we also got a 24 rack of beer for the 12 mile challenge, which is just drinking a beer every mile. It sounds a lot crazier than it really is. After 6 beers I felt a little drunk, then we had a siesta and the back 6 just felt gross. Neither of us got sick, and didn’t get to the shelter trashed like we had hoped, but were definitely dehydrated and cranky.

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2 Responses to “Challenges 957.6”

  1. Margo Says:

    hahahah o man.

  2. bonnieb Says:

    Sounds like you really are nearing the “end of the trail”!