Along on this backcountry adventure was my wife. Susie is not exactly what you'd call an outdoors person, in the sense that she had never actually been in the woods. Okay, that's not entirely true. We'd camped once previously, for one night. I slept, to use the old expression, like a guy trying to watch C-SPAN. But Susie was up all night, frightened, she said, because she heard an owl "bugle."