Kindness is appreciated

I am a 72 year old man who was hiking in the Morris Valley area on the west side of Harrison Lake close to Grace Lake on Friday, June 7.

Editor:

I am a 72 year old man who was hiking in the Morris Valley area on the west side of Harrison Lake close to Grace Lake on Friday, June 7.

Over the past few years I have been carrying bear spray with me when I hike. I stopped to have my lunch at the Weaver Lake turn off from Weaver Creek Road. When I swung my packsack off the container of bear spray I was carrying fell out of the side pocket, hitting the gravel road. It made a loud noise and spun around in circles in front of me, spraying my clothing and hitting me in the face.

I couldn’t see and my face was burning. I knew I needed water to douse my eyes and face but there wasn’t any in the immediate area and I couldn’t see. I was very lucky when a vehicle that was headed north on Weaver Creek Road noticed that I was in trouble and stopped to help me. These two kind young fellows drove me to Weaver Creek where I was able to splash water in my eyes and face. They offered to drive me home but I decided it was best for me to stay at the creek for a while and just keep splashing water in my face, besides I didn’t want my friends to see I had made a dumb mistake.

They told me their names but unfortunately I can’t remember but I do remember they were from Aldergrove. I appreciate their kindness so much. Without their help I was in a really bad predicament. They were two of the nicest fellows you could hope to meet and I am so thankful that there are people like this. I just wish I had their names and phone numbers.

Grant Smith