The most scurvy backpacker, Mitchell was a pirate among hikers. With his childhood pirating stories and his pirate hat, Mitchell became one of the few pirates to ever hike Zion. He also acquired some basic skills with pulleys during the trip. This knowledge came in handy during "the night of twelve bags" when he and his comrades attempted to hang twelve bags of food. Although his stove didn't work, Mitchell managed to mooch off of the others. In return, he shared some of his pirate booty (marshmallows). Even though he survived the trip, Mitchell will always carry the scars of the tolerable cactus of the east rim.