Whether it was a quick overnight trip over flat ground or a weeklong trek where you conquered 13 miles each day, these moments might feel familiar to pioneer trekkers.
When you find out you have to wear pioneer clothing
This will be kind of like an intense game of dress-up, right?
And then you try on said pioneer clothing…
Turns out not everyone looks like the pioneers in the movies.
What you think practicing for all those trek miles will be like
How hard can pulling a handcart 15 miles a day at a pace of 3 miles an hour be?
And then you quickly give up on the whole “preparation” thing
Oh — that hard.
When the first day of the trek comes, and you and your friend look at each other like
Might as well get it over with.
And you do as the pioneers did (AKA “walked and walked and walked and walked”)
When your 14-year-old trek brother tells you how to pull the handcart (but doesn’t actually help pull it)
“Make sure you don’t go off that cliff on the left!”
“Thanks. I totally would’ve if you hadn’t told me.”
— Actual conversation 16-year-old me had on my pioneer trek
When you’re tending to blisters and sore muscles at the end of the first day
At least you get to play some surprisingly fun pioneer games after dinner!
But then you wake up in the morning like
After all, you’ve made it this far.
When the men leave for the women’s pull
And then the women totally crush it
Like Wonder Woman smashing through this window. *insert Wonder Woman theme song*
When you finally get to the end
All good things must come to an end, after all.
And then you hold testimony meeting
If you’re not crying, all the people around you probably are.
And you realize…you actually had a really good time
Maybe you’ll go on another pioneer trek, after all.
Have you been on a pioneer trek? What was it like?