All these flowers and berry shots are images you see everywhere on your hikes. There are alot of wild flowers here and berries everywhere. I haven't seen a bear yet but I have seen the waste of them....and the bears really love the berries here!! Don't ask my to tell you how I can describe this fact... LOL
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Day 6 ~ Got Eaten By Bugs!! LOST MY WAY
I woke up with ambition in my heart today....I had this totally wicked hike all planned, it was another Moderate trail according to the map. Same color coding used when I went out for my hike with Corey. Well when we reached the trail that I wanted to hike it said it would take 6 hours to complete the loop. I looked at Chris said Oh that's not bad I'll be back for dinner. I had lots of water, orange juice for energy and some power bars. All set right...no wrong. As I started out instantly there were black flies everywhere, one even drew blood within the first 15minutes. I thought ok .. once I start climbing they won't be so bad. Wrong again...as I started to climb it soon dawned on me that the trail I picked was more a pro trail very steep and not at all what I was prepared for. I was prepared for a Moderate trail according to the map. But being stubborn I continued on thinking ok the trail should level off...GREAT SCOTT I was wrong again. I quickly came to conclusion while I was sweating RIVERS and being eaten alive by black flies that this was not what I wanted to be doing today. Thank goodness I was packing my cell phone. ....Called Chris and said please meet me at the bottom of the mountain...I can't do it too hard. I think Chris was shocked, he knows it takes allot for me to give up or at least admit that I can't do something ( Which is never !!! when I start something I finish it) He agreed and I started back down...but I got lost took a wrong turn and ended up in the middle of no where. Using my survival instincts I continued down and followed the water listening to it like it was a beacon in the night. I ended up a half mile away from the original entrance which isn't too bad the bad part was that I came out of the woods into a GRAVE YARD!! Since I was a child I can't even stand the the grounds of a grave yard or even enter the gates. I get instant goose flesh...and feel instantly sick. Well I almost had a melt down when I realized where I was....don't ask me how I got out and onto the road!! YUCK I'll probably have nightmares tonight. So since there wasn't any adventure today I thought I would post some of the Macro shot I have taken since I've been here.