Day 3: the journey ends
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May 2nd, 2007 – by: rgalonso
The hike back up to the trailhead was definitely harder than the way down. Not only are you going uphill, but you've got the exhaustion of two days of hiking wearing you down. Add to that the sun beating down on you and you get pretty tired. Or at least I did. But it was so worth it. Once we started getting close to the top, we started seeing the photo-snapping tourists again. They treated us like rock stars! It was so cool. They were slapping us on the backs and cheering us on. Once I got to the top, I threw down my pack and did a Rocky-style victory lap.
I'd do this again in a heartbeat. I haven't been backpacking since, but it definitely whet my appetite. Now that I'm not completely a novice, I think I'll try it next time without a guide. I'd definitely recommend this for any first-timers out there. The sights are wonderful and the feeling of accomplishment can't be beat.
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