--The same baby observed an agitated copperhead from the safety of her backpack and offered it her pacifier.
--The same baby, by then aged 7, was coaxed up Mt. Le Conte with frequent stops for Brie. M&M's didn't work.
--I came to the last creek crossing on the way down Forney Creek Trail. It was raining. I hadn't seen anyone all day (most hikers have enough sense to avoid that trail in the rain. But hey, it wasn't raining when I started.) The few tips of rocks above the rushing water were much too far apart for me, and I didn't want to go back up Forney Creek Trail. As I despaired, two hikers, a very tall one and a somewhat tall one, appeared out of the mist on the other side. The very tall one hopped across, dropped his pack, helped me across, then helped the other guy across. They were both from Ireland.
--I was accused of chasing a rattlesnake toward Wildflower Pilgrimage guests on a Courthouse Rock hike.
--I got lost on the way down from the Chim...never mind.