So these past few days have been very interesting & full of adventure! Wednesday started with waking up at 1 am & never going back to sleep because I had a nightmare my alarm clock didn't go off and I missed my boards exam in Anaheim that morning at 8. Long story short, I ended up making it to the test and 7 hours later was done with what I thought was the end of my life because I honestly didn't know if I had passed or not. Scores come out every Thursday so I was very skeptical about going on an 18 mile hike with Andy & some of his classmates that day because all I wanted to do was wait by the computer to find out if I passed or failed. Long story short, I decided to go, that way if I did fail I'd at least be by a cliff to jump off! As we climbed higher up the mountain, one of Andy's friends got reception on his cell phone, so we decided to check the internet for my score. As he was accessing the website, I literally started crying & thought I was going to throw up, I was so scared. Andy & his buddies captured the whole thing with pics and video, pretty funny!
Now for the adventure...after the 7 of us reached the summit, we all started trecking back down in groups of 2 0r 3 at slightly different paces. At sunset only 5 of us were at the bottom. It was getting really dark so Andy started hiking back up the mountain to look for the other 2 friends. After about 1.5 miles up he ran into a trail runner who had told him our friends were about 6 more miles up the mountain and one of them was hurt. Andy got down as fast as he could to go get search & rescue. We thought they would get a helicopter or something but they said it was too dangerous for anyone to go in their until daylight hit. We were freaking out, Andy and the runner were going to run up the mountain with blankets & help get them out but the Sherff wouldn't let them go because then the rescue team would have to rescue 4 people instead of 2. Finally, after a lot of prayers, our 2 friends made it out at 3:30am after hiking since 7am the day before! It was a crazy day!
P.S. YAY for being done with school and that stupid mountain! Hooray for Andy, he has nice Jen back again, evil Jen has been around for the past 2 or 3 weeks and he asked her to start sleeping in the backyard in a tent until she finished taking boards. HaHa!