Back before the Beginning of Time.
xkcd made perfect sense to me.
Spoilered, because long and off topic.
This Lost Coast is one such place:
The Lost Coast has a Trail.
The Lost Coast is so named because this section of this section of land was too steep and rugged to build a road. Big Sur was tamed by Highway 1, but not the Lost Coast. Highway 1 veers inland 20 miles around this remote section of coastline. There are no roads or cars. Just getting to the trailhead is a journey in itself.
Distance: 25 miles
Time: 3-4 days
Difficulty: Moderately strenuous multi-day
Elevation gain: 50 ft
When to go: Year-round
The Lost Coast Trail stretches 25 miles through the King Range National Conservation Area, from Mattole Beach in the north to the village of Shelter Cove in the south. The trail is fairly flat (there are a few hills to climb) but the terrain is challenging. You go from hiking on coarse black sand to pebbly beaches; from slippery, wave-smoothed stones the size of bowling balls to the blessed solid ground of the flats. Sections of the trail are completely impassable at high tide, making timing and tide chart knowledge essential. And the weather is highly unpredictable.
At the Time I first read the Comic #120,
The the Lost Coast Trail looked like a good way
to 'get to know' another person, to me.
The comic made me laugh,
because, I'd not take a tent.
Three days walking and sleeping in the same clothes.
Wading through soft sand, slipping and stumbling over algae covered stones,
Eating energy bars and drinking water tinged with iodine, sleeping 'rough'.
Not very sexy;
But, tons of Fun!
That was a long time ago, Mr. Peabody.
I'd not make it to the Trail Head, today.
Am I Page Pope?
Decree? Tell us a story.
The Story of your Most Adventurous Walk.