They encounter some very unexpected happenings that affect them profoundly. As recorded by their own pens ─ sometimes hilarious, sometimes hair-raising incidents ─ from the top of the Sears (Willis) Tower to the top of the Rockies.
In their own words:
Reality Strikes. Here I am in the mountains, miles from civilization...Nobody knows where I am...no road close by...the foremost thing on my mind is my fellow campers. They don't have the slightest clue what swallowed me up!
I half-awaken to some disgruntled sounds from David's tent...Sometime later we're jerked awake by the loud POP of the pistol.
The night is pitch black and makes me aware that I am quite alone...Occasionally, I swivel my head around to check for eyes in the dark. If a bear smelled all this blood and fresh meat he'd probably think I owed him a handout...
Not for the fainthearted
Thinking about taking a vacation in the mountains to get away from it all? Read this group's account to give you a sneak preview of what to expect. But then, you might not meet up with a TV reporter's microphone thrust at you ─ or realize the sun is setting and you are on the wrong side of the mountain, alone, with no clue in which direction camp is.