Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Tiger Leaping Gorge!!!

Well....
It was pretty rough! For me at least but I'm sure mom and Bre will agree (Ammon too, he just thinks he's too tough to admit it!) The scenery was definately worth the walk. Filled with beauty! We met a few other backpackers that were really awsome. Max and Nat, we met on the bus and they tagged along or...maybe WE tagged along hehe! They were from California, great accents :) The others were Mathew, from that great place called Seattle and a girl (I didn't catch her name) the others claim it was Dalie. There was also a hottie from Iran I don't know his name either ( We decided to just call him purple guy) but I do know that he is a yoga instructor :D!!At one point all nine of us were treking together. Pretty cool! Those trails were pretty trippy at times! A combo of SKINY, dinky trails and a dehydrated,tired girl like myself just don't work lol. I swear I almost tripped off the shear cliff a couple times teehee (bye bye Savannah)! Bre had a huge blister on her heal so she walked in a boot and bare foot until Dalie lent her a sandle (noticing her limp disorder). After out voting mom we walked two hours longer than planned straight up hill!! On the first day we walked ten miles or so. The first night we stayed with Mathew and Dali and watched the full moon rise from behind the mountain. When the first sliver of the moon showed, Dali, out of the blue said " Wouldn't it be funny if it turned out to be just a chinaman with a flashlight" You had to of been there. It was rich! (Made me think of your new mega flashlight, Wade)
We had planned to only take two days to do the entire trek but due to AMMON'S malfunction we got lost! Yes folks, that's right, LOST!! In our confusion we slid down the rocky mountain side leaving the main road behind to catch a new dirt path. In search of the Old Ferry this "detour" cost us 2 hours and the rest of our water. After realizing we had roamed an endless goat trail, we decided to find the road in which we had originaly abandoned. There were no houses, water, people even animals in sight. That long walk UP the steep hill on a blind route was torture!! I'm telling you. The only thing worse than having NO water is having an inch of a bottle left to split between four people and looking up the side of a mountain in hopes to find where you're going. Keep in mind it was sunny AND windy the two most dehydrating things ever!! Once back on the correct route all I could think about was an air conditioned limo with a VIRGIN pina colada, chocaolate dipped strawberries with whip cream and Chip and Dales!! ( The heat must have been getting to me lol) But I think that at the end of an eight mile walk, a slushy sprite is better than all of that!! SoOOooOo refreshing :D ! Ammon's quote to that "Look how fast your priorities are changing already!!" We finally did find that stupid ferry ( more like a flat, iron platform with a motor) and got a horse ride up the other side. Mom and Bre went first, since there were only two horses, then Ammon and I went after! Ammon and I were just waiting for our horses to fall off the cliff. It was so incredibly steep off the edge ! Once we got there mom and Bre had already got settled at the tables in a guest house with a cold coke. It seemed as though they had attracted a crowd. Seven guys sat across from them STARING!! By the end there were at least fifteen of them, all guys just staring, half of them looking like complete, retarded goinks!
Ammon is right Granny is hilarious!! You can never get bored with her around. She's always doing something. For instence, she's swabbing flies right now haha! Great cook too!! So much facial expression. Anyways I better be off.
Miss you ALL,
Savannah
By the way, for those of you that don't know LOL means: laugh out loud
P.S. My new e-mail is TravelFantasy_In_TheReal_World@hotmail.com

6 Comments:

At 1:54 PM , Anonymous Skylar said...

Savannah Grace, I don't like the sound of "the Purple Guy." Also, you guys really need to realize that pop only dehydrates you more! Mom, quite drinking that trash. I think now is a perfect time. Be smart about hydrating your bodies PRIOR to big hikes. Drink LOTS of water all the time. Don't worry, eventually your bladders will get used to it! Hydration is one of the most important things I learned in Boot.

Skylar

 
At 2:51 PM , Blogger Sandra said...

Yes guys I do agree with Skylar ... that's what exactly I gonna say. No pop! Do you guys know about the Desert-hiking myth which I learnt in my Kin course? Yes Amo.. in the Kin course.. I did learn sth not only 'car pool'. Desert-hiking myth--- bring juicy fruit instead of H2O only. Besides, freeze a botte of H2O to ice and let it melts during your trip. Having sth to eat keeps you longer and the 'melting process" limite the amount of H2O you consume each time, so there you go. The worse.. extract H2O from roots... (just a joke, Bre.... I know you are the bravest there and wanna try eveything!)
Take care!
Sandra
P.S. I don't think it was the map-mulfunction cuz Amo said the same when we were in Macau which I did not agree. So Yes, Savannah... It is Amo's mulfunction. Learn to read the map yourself so you can be the Boss there.

 
At 3:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hehehehehe, Pop to quench thirst? Ahh sounds like Greg again! :)
You sure he wasn't giving you tips before you left?
Ammon, since I am the most anal grammar/spell-check person in the world, I'm putting you in charge of proofreading! lol! Bre, I'm going to give you spelling tests when you get back!!@!@!@!@!

:)

 
At 3:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess I should have told you it was Tina..... :)
Agh, you'll figure it out from the Greg reference.... :)

 
At 8:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I am impressed..you are all such great writers. I can get a pretty clear picture of what you are experiencing just from your descriptive writing. PLEASE take the time to take of your selves, you are planning on being gone for a long time and need to take care of each other. Memorial weekend, I am headed to Arizona for some R & R by a pool. Trevor is in California riding roller coasters, and Gregg & Tyler will be in the Gorge windsurfing. We miss you all...
Love-kim, Gregg, T&T

 
At 1:30 PM , Anonymous Skylar said...

A day late but happy Birthday Breanna! How old are you now? 15 right? Oh how I wish it were so, then maybe I could be there for you during this next very important year of being 18! I can't believe how much you've grown in the last 2 and a half years I've been away. I love you lots and am proud of you for.. growing in the right direction! Skylar

 

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