I don’t think that I’ll spend every night at a shelter but they sure do bring out the laughs.
Tonight, I learned that a fellow hiker is carrying fifteen books! They are mostly on buddhism. Talk about carrying burdens on the path to enlightenment.
Another questioned the lame ratio of “hang out time” to hiking time. “There really isn’t much hang out time.” He’d started his day at noon and walked until three! For reference, I typically walk eleven or more hours a day…
This last guy is carrying four flashlights.
I’ve also met two “vagrants”.