Day 15: Numbers
6:30 a.m. That was when my tent-mates and I were supposed to wake up. 7:10 a.m. That was when we actually woke up after Mr. T gave the wake-up call. In about 30 minutes, the original pair, Cathleen and I, took down our tent that was covered in frost from the low temperature at night. Breakfast ended at 9:00 a.m. and we began our 4-hour hike to a valley near Shaxi. The hike was not easy as there were streams to pass where some of us dipped our hiking shoes in cool fresh water. There were multiple downhill slopes and uphill climbs which made our energy run low for quite some time. 5-minute still time, 5-minute bus ride till we reached our destination, Shaxi. We had 90 minutes for lunch and break and left at 3:10 p.m. to return to Xizhou. The bus ride was a little over 2 hours with all of us snoozing in the back while the driver paid attention to bringing us home safely. When I woke up, Xizhou and areas around were raining which I was actually kind of looking forward to. 5:20 p.m., we were dropped off at Dong Yuan and must walk through the most dangerous intersection in Xizhou, towards the ficus tree, reach Ran Yi Xiang, into Yangzhuoran. On the pathway back, with a hiking backpack and a regular school bag, we looked towards our left and saw double rainbows across in the distance. What a great way to end an eventful day, with two rainbows that are rare to see together.