On this trail it seems must hikers do not bother with putting their rain fly onto their tents, So i found it funny last night listening to them all running around when it began to pour with rain.
I wanted to make an early push but was still surprised to see that i was first away
“You off snail ” said a sleepy Juicy.
Yes mate, but your soon catch me .
None of the gang were stirring as i marched out of camp , but I knew that they would soon catch and pass me
We chatted last night about an alternate route out of the lake, but I decided to head out the same way as i had arrived
I was making good progress , trying to guess where and when they would catch me up , Or maybe the 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 and had just finished when Juicy arrived , he appeared 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.
I eventually arrived at a road and whoop there was a large water cache here, 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 I Hirobics Exclaimed
Several of us walked a little way off trail to watch her fire the gun.
The Man set it up for her, showed her how to aim, then stood back.
Hirobics then fired the gun.
OH-MY_GOD it was so loud ,
It was then my turn
OMG IT IS SO LOUD!!!! my ears were ringing for at least 10 minutes and I could not hear anything .
Lastly it was Grams turn
This was a great fun but loud.
Okay i need to get a move on i packed up and set off down the trail.
I had 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 I plodded on. It wasn’t long till Timberline caught me up, 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 dropped his pack ,stripped off and was soon swimming, just as easy than a shower i guess!
I walked on through the campsite until I found an empty pitch , I had just put up my tent when Timberline joined me.
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