Friday, October 5, 2012

SOU Outdoor Hiking Trip

First of all, sorry for the late update. I have been very busy. If you read my previous post, you will know. I went to a hiking trip with SOU outdoor program last, last Sunday (9/23). I mentioned that I will do a blog post about it, so here it is.

Before the trip, I was debating about whether going or not going because it was the day before first day of school, and I already had several crazy days for moving to Ashland. Furthermore, the space was full when I signed up, and I had to show up on that day in order to find out whether I can go or not. Then I thought about Sunday will be my relaxing day. However, after the debating for all night long and getting lost for finding the meeting place, I still went. There were people did not show up, so there was a spot for me. So glad I was able to go and more glad that did go!!
School provided the a big car for us, it was for about 10 people.  We only had 7 people, so there were more space. 
 We headed to South. Thanks for driving us. 
We arrived at Mountain of Ashland. The air was so fresh, and it was sort of cold in the morning. I felt glad I wore layers, so I can stay warm while I am cold and take off when I am hot. Thanks for the leaders for carrying the heavy lunch for us while we hike.
We started hiking as the sun raises. 
The trees were just elegant and full of energy.
The view of the mountain was too beautiful. This is the million dollar view. 
Outdoor program leaders were so kind. They made lunch for us. We had burritos. 
 It was nice picnic on the mountain.
After lunch, we sat down on the ground and talked for a while. 
And we started to play with Oreo cookies. 
The rule is simple. Put an Oreo cookie on the forehead and try to move it to the mouth without using hands. It was so hard.
I enjoyed playing it with myself and also enjoyed watching other people play
Playing with Oreo cookies was fun, but eating them was definitely the most fun part. They are so addictive, I can eat the whole box.
After a long day of hiking, there was some of this. It must be very comfortable napping there. 
It was so much fun even though I felt very tired, and I got very dirty afterwards. I showered and washed my shoes for hours. We walked at least 7 miles on that day. I think I was able to get rid of all the extra food I had over the welcome week parties. Thanks SOU Outdoor program for planning and running this trip. 

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