Look at me! I'm so outdoorsy
So since I moved to Montana, I've been hanging around a lot of outdoorsy folk who consider an acceptable activity before Sunday brunch a 6 mile hike.
And while I love them to pieces and they're seriously so awesome, but sometimes they say shit that's all outdoorsy that doesn't register with my east coast brain and I'm all like...
So every week is going to be educational up in here as I post really awesome things that I learn about the outdoors, and the jargon that seems to define it. Today's nugget?
Technically defined (by UrbanDictionary? Does that even count?), a widowmaker is "a large limb or broken treetop that falls while the tree is being felled, or a limb that is bent, then breaks off flying towards logger." (Presumably, said tree limb would . Because loggers are nothing if not spouses.)
We're going to ignore the fact that the grammar up there is a little suspect and be grateful that the next time someone busts out this little piece of jargon instead of saying "Look at that branch that might break and kill us all" we know what they're saying.