This Saturday, I joined 8 other co-workers to go on a hike. According to another co-worker it is ‘relatively easy’ and from the guide book it looks like a well-paved trails with local restaurants along the way.
So I wore an old pair of running shoes that I stole from my grandpa….the soles have fallen off on a previous trip. Turns out there was no paved roads for the entire trip, just a lot of loose gravels and steep hills. It rained a few times which cooled us off but at the same time made the steep hills ever more dangerous.
The view was spectacular but at this point it was about 5pm and 4hrs from each exit.
When you see a sunset with no end in sight…it is usually a bad idea. AGAIN.
Umm….we are still 2hrs away from the finish, we have no water…let’s call the police. At this point we contemplated about throwing someone down a hill so we can score the free helicopter ride.
We called the police and stayed near a landmark to wait for the rescue personnel. We were still joking around and debated whether we should look ‘deader’ for the rescue crew…
The hills were dotted with flashlights and after 45min the fire fighters came to the rescue with water and crackers. All in all, they dispatched around 20 personnel, 2 fire engines, 1 police van, and 1 ambulance to rescue us. We were extremely grateful for their help and was surprised by the level of service they provided.
Icing on the cake. Free trip inside a police van. *Crosses off an item from to do list*
And we got to sit in the fenced area too! It was fun waving to nearby cars along the way, too bad they don’t wave back.
We couldn’t stop laughing and thinking back to the hike even in the car ride. I got home at 3AM and after I showered I was too tired to even scratch the 20+ mosquito bites on my legs.