My leg healed quickly

In the summer of 1998 I led a two week leadership training program at a camp in Pennsylvania. It required a lot of skills, like rappelling and hiking, rope climbing, and canoeing. I was in charge of 12 teenagers.

On one of our trips, we had to hike 38 miles in three days. The trail was very steep, and wound up and down several mountains.

On the third day of the trip, we reached the top of the last mountain. Then we had to hike downhill to a state park where we'd planned to meet a van that would take us back to camp. The way down is so steep that the park is called "World's End," because it really feels like you are going down to the end of the world.

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I wanted a Painkiller
January 1, 2001

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