Moral of the Story from hikes and climbs

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Moral of the Story from hikes and climbs

Post by Scott P » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:04 am

OK, let's be honest. HIking and climbing can be a learning experience, but once you are experienced at least, most of the time you really don't learn anything on a hike or climb and there is no moral to learn. You get some exercise and some enjoyment, which is great. Sometimes though there are great morals to be learned on a hike or climb. Take this one for example (feel free to add any more as well):

My friends went backpacking in Yellowstone. You aren't allowed to camp at the hot spring, so they set up camp up and hung their food from a tree. They also hung their wet and very dirty and smelly clothes up before hiking to the hot spring.
While they were gone, a bear raided their camp. Apparently their food wasn't hung high enough (this was before bear cans became standard) and the bear got it. It also got to their clothes line.

Anyway, the bear at almost all of their food. The bear even chewed up and ate their dirty underwear and socks. The only food that wasn't eaten were the Power Bars. They were unwrapped and there were teethmarks in them, but the bear would not eat them.

Moral of the story: Power Bars taste worse than dirty socks and dirty underwear.
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Re: Moral of the Story from hikes and climbs

Post by cottonmountaineering » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:06 am

im in agreement with the bear
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Re: Moral of the Story from hikes and climbs

Post by Hiker Mike » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:16 am

Scott P wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:04 am
Moral of the story: Power Bars taste worse than dirty socks and dirty underwear.
Many years ago while taking a rest break at the Key Hole on the way down from my second summit of Longs Peak, I was eating a Power bar. It did not taste good and wasn't easy to eat. I turned to my friend Jack and said. "I am never eating these again!' Jack smiled and took a bite of his Snicker's bar. :lol:
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Re: Moral of the Story from hikes and climbs

Post by highpilgrim » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:33 am

Scott P wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:04 am
Moral of the story: Power Bars taste worse than dirty socks and dirty underwear.
My kids used to cry when I made them eat the banana flavored ones. I've never laid a hand on my kids but I'm sure the scarring they will remember from their childhood will partly be about those powerbars.

Slightly flavored cardboard, they are.
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Re: Moral of the Story from hikes and climbs

Post by HikerGuy » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:45 am

Power Bars, the only reason Clif Bars gained any traction, extremely low bar.
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Re: Moral of the Story from hikes and climbs

Post by JTOlson26 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:52 am

highpilgrim wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:33 am
Scott P wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:04 am
Moral of the story: Power Bars taste worse than dirty socks and dirty underwear.
My kids used to cry when I made them eat the banana flavored ones. I've never laid a hand on my kids but I'm sure the scarring they will remember from their childhood will partly be about those powerbars.

Slightly flavored cardboard, they are.
I received some spankings as a child, and I would have taken those over having to eat a power bar every time!
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Re: Moral of the Story from hikes and climbs

Post by justiner » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:55 am

I wanna say the supreme advantage of Power Bars back in the day was that you could literally smoosh them onto your bike frame during a triathlon.

I don't think they makes those anymore, though.
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Re: Moral of the Story from hikes and climbs

Post by Jorts » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:14 am

Power Bar must have sponsored the swim camp I attended back in 1994 because there were basketfuls of power bars all over the swim deck. The instructors made us take breaks and eat them. I remember a sinking feeling [literally and figuratively] coming over me when it was power bar time. And then I'd return to the pool with a complete loss of motivation and energy. It was then, that I fully understood the meaning of the word irony.
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Re: Moral of the Story from hikes and climbs

Post by Jon Frohlich » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:15 am

I'm usually not happy that I'm allergic to nuts but the fact I don't even have the option to eat Power Bars or Clif Bars due to allergy risks is definitely not a hardship.
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Re: Moral of the Story from hikes and climbs

Post by cedica » Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:17 pm

I don't do it for the moral, but for the story:
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Re: Moral of the Story from hikes and climbs

Post by DeTour » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:00 pm

Brings to mind a comment in a TR about 10 years ago that I never forgot. Author mentioned eating a power bar and comments, “those things have improved a lot. They used to taste like turds. Now they taste like chocolate covered turds.”
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Re: Moral of the Story from hikes and climbs

Post by nyker » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:04 pm

Scott, that's funny.

With that said, Powerbars are actually one of the only solid foods I can eat while exercising fairly hard and not have any digestive issues. They were a staple when I used to ride my bike a lot.
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