Now I yield to my guest blogger: Elise
So we've come to the fourth day where everything changed. DO NOT LOOK AHEAD! It will spoil the story. So this is the story that the counselors were all worked up about. That day we were going to hike to a place called blue pool and they said we might hike to the waterfalls. So we drove to the place and had lunch and started hiking. There was these five people secluded from the rest of the group. Sam, Khaida, Megan, Stephenie, which was a counselor, and myself. We got to the pool way later than the rest of them and didn't see them. Blue pool was sooo beautiful. It was like it was dyed blue and sooo pretty. So back to the story. We thought that they went past the blue pool to the waterfalls. I'll get back to that later. So we kept going on. We kept stopping for 10 minute breaks and thought we weren't catching up with them for that reason. So we got to the first waterfall and it was really pretty. We spent about 5 to 8 minutes there. Then we started walking again. So after about 10 minutes we got to the second waterfall. That was really pretty, too. Plus, there was a mini rainbow made from the mist from the waterfall. We spent 10 minutes there. Finally we were doing the final stretch of the hike. We got across the bridge, hiked a little longer, and then got to the place where they were supposed to meet us. But instead of someone there, there was a note. The not said 'We went back to camp. Call me on my cell.' Then it said her cell number. First of all, there was no reception. Second, no cell. So we had no way to contact them and say that we weren't hurt or anything like that. So we were sorta upset with them for leaving us there. What if one of us were hurt? What if we had no way we could get back? What if one of us died? You never know. So then we waited and found someone who could give us a ride in the back of their truck. Then we hitch-hiked to Stephanie's car in this random but nice guys truck. When we got to her car we found a note on Stephanie's car saying 'We are leaving for the hot springs at 6:00' It was 6:15. Then after we found two of the counselors near the car. It turned out they went down to the blue pool and then hiked back the way our whole group came in. We explained that we didn't see them at all. So then we went back to camp and everyone was like "You survived." We also explained to them that we went to the waterfalls and didn't see them at the blue pool. We ate dinner and went to the hot springs. It was really relaxing after all that. It was a long day. We also had to camp that night. But it was better that night. Got about 7 hours of sleep.
The Second Waterfall
Isn't it cool how there's a rainbow? Why? Why did they leave us here? This is a pic we took before we hitch-hiked.
Ahhhhh........ the nice feel of the hot springs. It was sooo relaxing after the hiking.
We stopped here on our way back from the camp. Here there were caves and in the background is my friend, Khaida. The caves were cool. Ok.