The hostel we were staying at had a cool old fashioned scale in it. I inserted a penny at the top and it revealed my current weight: 154 lbs. According to the chart on the front of the scale I now weigh exactly what I’m supposed to weigh.
I wondered what year the scale was from. Based on the cost (a penny) and the color choices I was guessing it was from the forties or
fifties. Fingers (a fellow thru-hiker) wasn’t sure when it was from, but thought that it probably had a date stamp on it somewhere.
We laid the scale on its side so that we could inspect the back and bottom of the scale for a stamp or sticker that would reveal the age of the scale. We the didn’t find the age of the scale, but we did find a secret chamber in the floor beneath it!
Fingers was concerned that the box might be booby trapped, but eventually our curiosity got the best of us. I opened up the box. Inside the box was a bag that contained the dessicated remains of an actual sneak head.
I wonder how long that box has been there, who put it there, and how often other hikers discover this hidden chamber?!