GUIDE: Okay, so, we see a few clouds up there, but usually they blow over without any trouble. Lots of water on the trail, so it rained last night, and let’s hope that’s all we get.
ME: ::is glad she brought rain poncho::
40 Minutes Later. Rain begins to fall.
GUIDE: Let’s hope this blows over quickly!
ME: Is that hail?
OTHER HIKERS: Yeah, that’s hail.
ME: ::puts on rain poncho::
GUIDE: Oh, sounds like that wasn’t too far off! A couple of miles, maybe?
OTHER HIKER: I think it was at the other end of this field. The one we’re standing in.
ME: Uh, yeah.
Two Hours Later:
GUIDE: I haven’t seen flooding like this in 28 years!
ME: ::hangs onto tree branch for balance while wading through thigh-deep rapids that used to be a trail::
OTHER HIKER: This is the most fun I’ve had on a hike EVER!
ME: Me too!
Back home, safe, sound and finally dry. Incredibly exhausted. Pretty happy.