Day 106 Is that a Gun Bang

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

My Marker
My Marker

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.

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Blue Sky and Hirobics

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

BANG!

OMG IT IS SO LOUD!!!! my ears  were ringing for at least  10 minutes and  I could not hear  anything .

My turn to shoot
My turn to shoot

Lastly it was Grams  turn

BANG!
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

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View from the Beach
View from the Campsite
View from the Campsite

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