Here we are all getting ready to go on our 10 mile hike, jonah caught off gaurd stares intently confused into my camera, but i can tell he's ready for an adventure.
We've already started walking and ive already started apprieciating the outside worlds colorful plant life .
mark contemplating the finer things in life as we reach our first checkpoint, where we have all grouped together to begin walking on the dirt path until we reach discover lake!
another picture of Varden while still at our first checkpiont, looking very excited about the hike we are about to venture.
just got to the lake and were all trying to huddle under shade right now becuase its soo hot right now, and this isnt even the pinnacle heat of today. Everyones grabbing water and eating energy bars to prepare for the hike that we will soon have to endure, its really hot!
id have to say were about a quarter of the way up to the peak, its very cool you can see a lot of san marcos.
were all making our way taking our time, while Alex and Joel seem to be having a bit of a race going on up the hill.
We've made our way a pretty good distance up the hill, but we still have a little more ways to go, our team had began seperating a bit more into smaller groups, kids were laging behind a little ways while some have already made it to the top, all the while Austin is peeking into my photo.
Its getting really, really, hot now and its getting really, really, sweaty.
Gotten up pretty far now, to the point where you can see most of san marcos now, to the distant mountains across, and the distant clouds in the sky.
Were almost to the top, but were so dang tired, me and marc and mark continue to push each other until we get to the peak.
Were nearly at the top and you can see the ocean, its crazy! I live in carlsbad and you could see the power plant, and everything its amazing!
Were almost there, and im sweating profusely, its too hot to do anything, and im ready to pass out.
Me and Marcs victory pose as we've finally made it to the top of the mountain. Everyones tired and trying to find good shade under a tree we found at the top, Not only that they have a large telescope at the top you can look through to gaze over san marcos with and you could see our school its amazing!
We've made our journey back down the mountain and back to the lake where we have started, which didnt take as long as our trip up the mountain, and now we had started heading back.
Marc looks to be beyond exhausted, while austin appears to be ready for another adventure, we've began walking to get some water, and on to the food court in town to eat lunch.
Everyones down from the mountain, and are extremely tired, and thirsty, a few of us, counting me ran out of water on the way down, and i really needed something to drink.
We're back and in the food court relaxing, eating, and enjoying the air conditioning, me and cori both got ice cream, and ive never appreciated it more then anything in my life, it was fun and it was a good day, im glad i did this!