Wheatfield Branch

Blue Ridge Mountains, NC


I am lying down on a tiny sheet of plastic with all of my being intently focused on the art of staying dry. Ordinarily, this would be no big deal, except that I am once again under the tarps set up by Outward Bound students who are presently out on solo.

Fortunately, beneath the two plastic tarps 10′ by 14′ long, one can find a bodies-length of dryness if one looks carefully, remains diligent, and flips all the edges of ones ground sheet upwards to form a life raft. The moral of this story is never let students make mistakes that you can not get yourself out of.

Copyright (C), 1998, by Ashley Guberman

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