Ummmm …. no. No it’s not.
On the other hand, it does show an early recognition of the importance of carrying a comepus in yore poket wen yoo go into the wuds … oh, sorry, I seem to have gone into Dennis mode after reading that.
If I were writing this little story now, the protagonist would probably get eaten by monsters, like these poor mountain bikers did. Probably best that I didn’t end it that way originally, though, or I might have had to pay a visit to the school psychologist. If we’d had one.