Invasion of the Orange Dorks

December 10, 2006 at 7:30 pm 5 comments

Today, the dogs and I went for a quick hike.  We decided to tap into some of the many trails in the Poverty Creek area.  Unfortunately, when we arrived there were signs at all the trailheads reminding people, “IT’S HUNTING SEASON!” and  instructing everyone to wear orange.  I checked my back of the car and alas, nothing orange.  Guess I am not as good as a Hokie fan as I thought.

So, the dogs and I drove back home, fetched some orange apparel and then returned to the trailhead.  The dogs wore their bright orange life jackets and I wore Sean’s “Orange Effect” T-shirt.  Together, the three of us looked like big dorks. 

Henry was especially unfashionable.  His life vest is way too big for him.

We didn’t see a single person on our three mile journey (up and back down the Prickley Pear trail).  Of course, that doesn’t mean a camouflaged hunter did not see us.  Who knows. 

I can, however, report with certainty that none of us were shot.  So perhaps our attire did have some advantages afterall. 🙂

Entry filed under: Henry, Hiking, Jimmie, Poverty Creek.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Carolyn  |  December 10, 2006 at 7:59 pm

    The coloring makes it look less orange and more camouflaged with the leaves.

  • 2. tgaw  |  December 10, 2006 at 8:31 pm

    D’oh– well hopefully it came off as bright orange to the hunters.

  • 3. Clint  |  December 14, 2006 at 11:18 am

    Yea, I think for a black dog, black stands out more than the camouflage! 🙂 But for YOU, the pink-skinned human, it was possibly better.

    It really needs to be *BLAZE* orange. Or — that insane yellow they have on the newer yellow streetsigns. I know they say orange, but I think that super-duper-bright yellow would work too.

    Or just wear christmas lights! 🙂

  • 4. Lee Harless  |  January 25, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    I’m from Blacksburg, originally, and I too love exploring in the area. I have been living in another part of the state recently, so not too many trips around my favorite area lately.

    I’m able to enjoy the area vicariously, through you and your dogs, and I’m very grateful that I found your blog.

    Thanks for the shots and for the very visual manner in which you tell your stories. Every step you take in that area is an inspiration and I like the way you confirm that.

  • 5. tgaw  |  January 25, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    @Lee – Thanks for making my day! Comments like that is why people blog. You could not have left a better comment!

    In the queue, I do have quite a few more Blacksburg area adventures to catch up on– SInking Creek Mountain, Mann’s Bog, Bear Cliffs and today I got to swoop by a frozen Falls Ridge waterfall! (I’m hoping to catch Cascades later this week).

    So hopefully, I can keep feeding your vicarious living! 🙂


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