DATE: 3/08/2005 10:40:00 PM
Thanks, Don - Just got a call from an old friend from high school. He reminded me of the time three of us went here and decided to deviate from the trail. We thought it would be fun to camp in the middle of the woods. Of course, there was a terrible thunderstorm that evening, and we didn't have enough foresight to bring any actual camping gear, so we looked for natural shelter. We saw a cave at the bottom of a small waterfall, so we rappelled about 30 feet down and crawled in to sleep.
It was cold and wet, so we ended up miserable. Early in the morning, we all felt a strange creeping sensation on our skin. We turned on the flashlight to see dozens of centipedes crawling all over us.
Yeah, I freaked out.