A Maiden In the Mountains Chapter 2  

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2/24/2022 11:39 am
A Maiden In the Mountains Chapter 2

A Maiden In the Mountains
Chapter 2

I watched her until she reached the shore and when she got out of the water she looked back at me and waved and gestured as if she blew me a kiss.
I was completely smitten.
When we are , the energy of life will not be denied. It is constantly pushing and pulling us, beckoning us to unfold, to reach out and in some way we can touch it, acknowledge its power and express it in every possible way.
Unquestioningly, the most powerful force it has is to reveal, is that it must renew itself through us and everything it creates.
I stayed on the island a while longer, thinking about her and what might come next.
Eventually I swam back to shore and returned to our campsite.
My friend was having a beer reading a book. He smiled at me and said Are you having fun? and handed me a lit joint.
I took it from him and inhaled deeply. Oh man you have no idea.I replied.
I had purchased a pound of grass before we left on the<b> trip </font></b>and I had brought half of it with me.
In those days it was much different than it is for people now, in many ways.
The weed is way more powerful than it was then and for some reason it also seems more gentle as a result. Getting high just seemed less burdened by the social attitudes that seem to exist for people today.
My friend and I sat and talked and enjoyed the afternoon together and after a while I decided to take a walk on of the trails.
As I went through the campground on route to the trail head, I encountered the campsites along the dirt path, people going about their routines, running around laughing and playing. The smell of woodsmoke from small campfires as the heat from the day began to subside.
That is another aspect of the Mountains that I love, how the weather and temperature change, so that a hot day becomes a cool evening like a giant air conditioner had been turned on. When the stars finally appear they feel closer, brighter, and without all the light generated by a city, you see so many more of them as the milky way exposes herself.
Just as I was walking by the bathhouse, she appeared again carrying a towel and some things to use in the shower.
Her face lit and I am sure mine did as well.
I said, Well this is a nice surprise do you need any help?
She blushed a laughed, No I think I can manage thank you. Where are you headed?
I am just in the mood for a hike to check out some of the woods.
She pointed at of the signs to the trail head ahead, That leads to a waterfall not too far away its pretty secluded because its a steep climb to get to it. The forest is dense but then it opens and you can see the sky.
Wow that sounds really cool thanks.I said.
Do you want me to meet you there later? Her face was more serious and she seemed a nervous as well.
It is going to start getting dark wont your parents object?
I will tell them I am going to hang out with some friends at another campsite, they wont care.she replied.
She looked into my eyes with anticipation. My body was going crazy inside with all the feelings and possibilities this all suggested to it.
Far out that sounds like a plan. I will grab a few things first and see you later.I said.
She smiled and got very excited and then came and kissed me on my cheek and then turned and headed toward the shower. She looked over her shoulder and smiled just before going inside.
I felt very excited and a nervous as well but in a good way.
I went back to my campsite, my friend was tending a campfire he had started, Whats man? he said
I am going to take a hike to waterfall I heard about and hang out.
Cool, I will come with you. and he turned to go into the tent.
I put my hand out and touched his shoulder I looked into his eyes smiling and said, Maybe next time.
It took him a second , then he understood. He laughed and said, You fucker how the hell did you manage that?
I said, The Gods love me and shrugged my shoulders.
I grabbed my day pack and threw my denim jacket, a sweater and shirt into it. I was wearing shorts so I also wrapped a pair of jeans just in case as well. I paused to consider things looking around. I found my flashlight and put my knife on my belt. I made sure I had strike anywhere matches and a compass which was ubiquitous for me no matter how much I trusted a trail.
I was not necessarily worried about rain but thunderstorms occur often in the mountains with very notice in the summer, so there is always a rain poncho in my pack.
I went outside and opened the cooler and grabbed a pack of beer. I was just standing to ask my friend if he had and before I could finish the sentence I turned and he was standing there holding joints in his hand smiling.
Now thats a friend.
I took them and put them in my cigarette box of Old Golds in my T shirt pocket.
My friend and I clasped hands in the fashion of the time which started out as a normal handshake and then we slid you hands so it became a grip of your fingers together and then our index fingers pointed at each other just before we let go.
He lit another joint and took a hit and passed it to me, I took as well. When I went to hand it back he said, Keep it brother. for the road. and smiled. I smiled and pinched the fire off the head and put it in my cigarette pack.
Lastly I filled my canteen with water and attached it to my pack and headed out.

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