May as well go to last Sunday’s blog because was another repeat….I met Pierre at the hiking club base at 8am this morning and we were the only ones who wanted to do a long hike so off we went in Pierre's reliable but old VW bug.
On the way we talked about last Sunday and Pierre really wanted to go back and do the same hike and this time find out where we went wrong and I was game for this too.
So here we are the X is the first peak we have to reach…
The view looking back into the valley and the dark clouds
Another peak we are aiming for
It was a great day for a hike and we both had brought lots of extra water and food just in case!!!!
Not even close yet!!!!
Some views on the way up
It took us over three hours but we reached the summit about 9200 feet and again looking into the old volcano
and the lake behind L & G’s house
We had lunch and rested here before heading back
we passed this lady again and said a silent prayer to let us find the right track
and after about 300 yards we found the reason we went so wrong last week…there were two tracks no more than 20 feet apart and we took the one to the left last week and that was the wrong one this time we took the one to the right
the dark clouds lifted and the sun came out and these were the only animals we saw this week
So it was a successful mission we came down in 3 hours less and about 8 miles off last week..still we hiked for 7 hours and about 17 miles but it was great!!!
Home in time for a recorded soccer game from England, some dinner and now watching tennis from New York.
Hard to believe the last day of the month…have a great long weekend !!!
A good friend of mine here in SMA John does many many things for the community especially the children one of the big things is the distribution of gifts to children, about 1200, in the Campos at Christmas time.
His other main cause is the deaf school here in SMA..I said I would post the following website for your information and in case you felt like you could contribute..well done John!!!!