Today I went on a 3.71 mile hike at Dana Peak Park. The purpose of this hike was to take pictures for the new Harker Heights City Guide that will be published next week.
Like most of my hikes, they start uneventful. Notice I said most of my hikes, there was that whole amputated deer legs incident that happened a couple of weeks ago. =)
I got there before she did and decided to start my way down the trail to take pictures while I wait. Now the thing about my camera and lens is that together they weigh about 7 pounds! Yes, 7 pounds! Thankfully I recently bought a camera vest that will allow me to securely attach my camera to my chest. This allowed my hands to be free while hiking, and relieved strain off of my neck. It also acted as a counter weight to my mini backpack/hydration pack.
Once she arrived, we continued our journey and eventually encountered a ghost. Now Teresa tends to take her cues from me, without actually looking at the situation first. What I mean by that is if I scream, she screams (even if she has no idea why I am screaming). If I run, she runs (because she knows the only reason I run is to get away from something).
We were back near the fence line in a heavily wooded area when I encountered it. I believe I remember screaming “oh shit”, in which she screamed oh shit. She had no idea why I was screaming oh shit until I laughed and pointed it to her:
Then the following conversation happened:
Teresa: You almost gave me a heart attack
Me: Well isn’t that why you like hiking with me.
Teresa: What? So you can give me a heart attack?
Me: No because you know it’s always entertaining. Plus almost giving you a heart attack is my way of preparing you for the real deal.
Teresa: <gives me a confused look, then smiles because she never really knows what is going to come out of my mouth or if it will make sense>
Find the Dana Peak Park Ghost
If you find the Dana Peak Park ghost, make sure to take a picture with it and come back here and share it in the comments!