Day 14 : Hiking = Injured foot

Hiking, an activity that I sign up to do every year, is a challenge to me even though I love it. Since I was the slowest out of all of us, I volunteered to lead the “pack”. Being in the first one was hard since our guide Max (Mr. T in disguise) wouldn’t tell me which way to go but to follow my instincts. I was struggling with the way to the top and had trouble breathing. According to Henin, my face turned pale and Mr. T had to tell me to believe in myself and walk/climb properly. After that, our group finally climbed 600 meters and got to the Jade Belt.

On the way down to the campsite, I tripped and twisted my left ankle. Since I was the first one and was setting the pace, I should have been more careful and go slower. I landed on my butt, tripped and fell multiple times that I would have won the award of the dirtiest hiking pants. The very last time that I tripped got very serious and got me in some trouble. The middle part of my knee hurt like hell and I was in pain and cried. In order for me to get to the campsite quickly before the sun sets, my buddies had to help me on the way down. 

After getting to the campsite, we had baba pita bread with meat and vegetables. The best part of the dinner was the sweet potato and having 2 kittens surrounding us. Then, we had medical help from our teachers, including me getting tape on my knees. I had to wear my new knee brace to around since it was hurting when I walked. My group’s night ended with Chris showing us magic tricks and wondering at the sky with hundreds of stars shining above us!




Hey guys! My name is Hayley and I am now an alumni of the 21-st Ultimate Group. I enjoy playing volleyball, making Youtube Videos and cooking in my free time. My journey at Microcampus has been amazing and through the up's and down's, I learned so much about my inquiry project, the village, the citizens and most of all, myself. I will never forget my home away from home, Xizhou with its delicious food, blue skies, stars and kind locals. 喜州,我想你!