The Song of Jenny Lake

by Ashley on Aug.02, 2009, under Ashley Bingle

Just sit right back & you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip
They started from String Lake trailhead and returned at quite a clip.
The path was long and treacherous, with trees down and the like.
Five Bingles they set out that day for a three hour hike,
A three hour hike

The path it started getting rough, the ground was filled with frost,
If they were not back by sunset then
The Bingles would be lost,
The Bingles would be lost.

The trip’s two hours longer than how long that it should take
With little water,
Not much food,
Rich Bingle and Karen, his wife,
Plus Alyssa,
Amber and Ashley,

Here at Jenny Lake.

So this is the tale of the Bingles as they hike for a long, long time,
They’ll have to make the best of things, it’s an uphill climb.
So Ashley and Alyssa too, will do their very best,
To hurry back ASAP, no time to take a rest.

No coats! No guides! No cell coverage, not one bit comforting,
Out in the middle of the wilderness, as primitive as can be.
Stuck on one side away from help, no boat for them to take,
The lonely, stranded Bingles, here at Jenny Lake!

1 Comment for this entry

  • jdbmlb778

    I think the song is great. When I got to reading it over the second time I could see the island. Do you know where this island is?

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