Out of the woods

Even now, I can hear that line from the Gilligan’s Island theme song, “a three-hour tour.” In that TV show, the passengers were expecting a short trip, but their adventure turned into a much longer stay!

I had an adventure several years ago that reminded me of those words. I was vacationing with my family and friends at Lake Tahoe in California. Shortly after lunch one day, I asked my wife to drop me off at the top of a pass, where I thought I would ride my mountain bike along a ridge-top trail and then into one of the canyons that go into some ski areas. I’d then take roads back to the lake. It was supposed to be a three-hour ride. 

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