most of the hikes don’t tend to put on their rain fly on their tents but I think it helps keep me a little warmer so it was funny last night to watch or rather listen to them al running around when it began to pour with rain but luckily not for long
as I wanted to make an early push or a least put some miles in I was first up and my gear was soon stowed. “”You off snail ” said a sleepy Juicy. Yes mate, I said but your soon catch me .None of the gang were up either but again they are fast and would soon catch me. We chatted last night about another route out of the lake but I decided to go out the way I came, they also wanted to get to another lake later in the day which sounded a good to me.
Time to walk, so I hoisted up my pack and headed off See you guys. I set off the way i came trying to put in some extra speed and hopefully so extra miles . I thought i was making good progress and was trying to guess where and when they would catch me up ,Or maybe they shortcut was good and they were actually in front of me . Ping went my watch great time for lunch . I found a suitable spot and sat down and had lunch, then I decided to make a picture of a snail
I was rather pleased with it , I just finished when juicy caught me up but he seemed to be on a mission so didn’t stop , He was closely followed by Hirobics I set off with her but soon began to fall behind . I was in no hurry and it was a gorgeous day. Soon I came to a road crossing there was supposed to be water here and yes there was a large water cache and resting besides it was Grams, Blue Sky, Timberline, Juicy and several other people.
One guy was waiting for his wife who was hiking a section with his daughter. Mum was disabled and wow what a feat. As we relaxed in the Shade an elderly couple walked buy with several large trout on a string.
He stopped and chatted to us then I noticed his revolver on his belt.
So I said so did you use your rod or just shoot the fish.
Hirobics then asked if she could hold his Gun. Of course he said taking out the bullets
Would you like to shoot it?
Can we Hirobics Exclaimed SO we walked a little way off trail then she fired the gun
OMG it was so loud then it was my turn and OMG IT IS SO LOUD!!!! my ears were ringing for at least 10 minutes and I couldn’t hear anything , Lastly it was Grams turn.
Great fun but loud.
From where we were there were two trails the concessions of the group was to take the alternative route. I picked up my pack and headed off down the trail id gone about a ¼ of a mile when a Hirobics came running up to me .. Forgotten anything snail?
No I don’t think so?
What about these! She said handing me my solar panel and phone. OMG did I really walk off with my most important bit of kit thank you so much , OMG I can’t believe that I had left them behind.The lake that most people were heading for was probably going to be out of my reach for today,but still I plodded on. It wasn’t long till timberline caught me up, and so we walked together eventually coming out on to a road. There should be a campsite around here somewhere. We walked down the road until at last we came to the entrance, and followed it down into the camp. It was a fantastic setting with RVs parked all along the shore and it had a beach, a real beach. Timberline stripped off and was soon swimming, just as easy than a shower i guess! We found an empty pitch and put up our tents.Then we sat at a large picnic bench and ate dinner , a beer would have been nice but we didn’t notice a shop so had to make do with coffee