February 24, 2016
Got up early and packed up camp and started heading back down.
We hike pretty steady, although I think fatigue started factoring in after a couple of hours – at least for me. Bill had taken our washing sponge and made me some protection for around my sore ankle where my boot was really biting me. The trail had lots of loose rock and with the weight of the pack you tended to slip and slide every few steps – it took us about 4 hours to hike out – we had to hike 2 miles down highway 1 once we hit the bottom to get back to our van.
We snuck back into the camp ground via a trail to grab a shower…but we only had 1 token which was good for 3.5 minutes – so we made a plan of who was going first and we each were going to have just over 1 minute when an extra token fell out of the machine – that was the beginning of our lucky streak- Bill dug in his shorts pocket and found $400 American dollars which we are assuming is from our last trip to Cape Cod and he later found $100 Canadian dollars in a pocket – all the money had been thru the laundry at some point –I found $1 by our trailer – Maybe this was our gift from the Buddha….