1. Don't get lost (because my cousin did on this very same hike and had to spend the night on the mountainside).
2. Don't get eaten (because I, for one, have never had any desire to become one with a grizzly bear, of which there are many in the area).
3. Don't get struck by lightning (because the forecast is iffy in that department)
4. Don't fall off.
Because we're climbing to the top of THIS:
Yes, that is Chief Mountain. And no, recreating with my family is not for wimps. It isn't quite as bad from the back side as it looks from this angle, but still...if you don't hear from me again, assume something in the range of #1-4.
And if you really want to know what we're getting ourselves in for, check it out here: Chief Mountain Hike.
Now if you'll excuse me, I know that canister of bear spray is around here somewhere.