Tuesday, August 18, 2009
THE WEEKEND!! SUNDAY STYLE cont...!!!!:)
So we make it to Thatyur around 12:30, only a 4 hour hike down, compared to last weekend's 6 hour hike down!!!:) We stopped and got some food again and while we were waiting for our food we did a leech check, since we didn't really want to stop and check for leeches WHILE more leeches would crawl up our feet and legs!! WELL I thought I had gotten all of the leeches earlier, and then I lift up my LEFT PANT LEG, and if you look at the picture this is what a I saw!!!:) Not really shocked anymore at the blood, but definitely shocked I did not feel the FREAKIN THING SUCKING AT MY LEG!!! That must have gotten HUGE!! I never saw it, cause once it's full off your blood it just disappears!! It knew salt was coming if I found it!!;) BUT after all of the blood was wiped away it was as big as a misquitoe bite!! So don't be thinking holy cow that bite must be huge, no, it just appears it is from all the blood around it!! It does help to pour salt on it after you get the leech off to quickly neutralize the blood and wound!! It may burn, it may not!! It hasn't burned yet, but others said it does!!:) YOUR MOVE!!! After searching for leeches we sit down and eat our rice and dal!! Half the group got chop suey that was really spicey!! Made Nicole cry which was hilarious!! I asked Tim and Matt if their's were and they're like no!! Haha in your face Nicole and your weak pallet!!! Finished lunch before 1:30 which was when their taxi was leaving to take them back!! THIS TIME we had a mix of people going back!! Dave AND Nicole joined me for the hike back this time!! Matt road in the taxi cause he had lesson plans to write, oooooh to be a student teacher!!:) But it was sweet having a party of 3 heading back, so more people to remember our way back in case of lossness!!:) Which the way back we took was EXACTLY the same as the way up!! So basically 1% chance of getting lost, especially having Dave and his brain AND G.P.S. with!!:) No worries there!! We head back at 1:30 and make excellent time the entire way!! It was 9 miles heading down to Thatyur this way, so we had 9 miles going back!! Since it was the same way going back I'll just skip ahead to any exciting moments!!:) We head through Magra again and are SO ready for LEECH TRAIL!! But we must have sucked up all the leeches going down, because on the way back there were NONE!!! And we were looking for them!!:) Got back on Tehri Road around 4pm!! So had about an hour hike left!! Now compared to the last 2 hikes, my legs were REALLY feeling it this time!! I literally had to keep up a brisk hiking pace for their to be no cramping or pain!! Dave and Nicole noticed this when I would walk ahead like 300 feet then wait for them to catch up!!:) We finished our hike at SouthHill at 5:35pm and at 17.9 miles!!! SO CLOSE!! But Nicole had to walk home which was at LEAST .1 miles, so she made 18 miles!! Dave had to walk uphill home, so he easily made that .1!! And I had to walk to Woodstock then home!! Which is like 2 miles there!! SO we ALL made our goal of 18 miles!!!! After Nicole and Dave split for home, I ran to Woodstock which felt REALLY good!! To actually bend the knees when moving was a different feeling than the past 17.9 miles!!! Arrived at Woodstock and collapsed on the floor with soreness!! Matt was in the LL watching movies!! I stretched it out then we (Nicole, Matt and I) headed to the dining center to await dinner!!! PLEASANTLY to our surprise the dinner ROCKED!! PIZZA!!!! A perfect surprise for us!! We each had 4 little circle pizzas and I had 4 bananas!!! Soooooooo good and perfect for a nice end of a hike!!!:) After dinner I walked home and FINALLY finished my last Saturday's post in my journal!! 15 freakin pages worth!!! Average journal entry is like 3 pages!!! So yeah that felt good to get done!! After doing that WENT TO BED AND RESTED THE MUSCLES!!!!!:) That was the weekend and I'm sticking to it!!!