Day 16: Last Day of the Hike

LAST DAY FOR THE HIKE! I don't if I should be celebrating or be upset. Well this morning I was celebrating because I couldn't wait to get into my cozy bed in YZR. It was FREEZING so Sujin and I (we shared a tent) ended up waking up at around 2:00 A.M. shivering even though we were wearing a bunch of layers. In the end we ended up sharing both our sleeping bags. I have to say, I really thank my Mom for telling me to bring an extra jacket or else I would have probably frozen to death which would not have been pleasant. According to Mr. T, it was -1.2º C at around 7:30 A.M. It was cold (dot. full stop. end of story). The worse part was when we had to put the tents away. Our fingers were freezing cold and we couldn't get the tent to go into the bag at first. Once again, IT.WAS.COLD. hehehhehehe but I have to say when else would we experience this? So it was like a once in a lifetime experience(?). But still it was nice. 

When we were heading down to Xizhou, it was so much better as it was downhill and since the weather was better than the first day. But in the end, I got blisters on my foot and I had to rely on my hiking stick. THANK YOU HIKING STICK. I LOVE YOU. :P All I know for now is: NO MORE HEAVY BAGS FOR THE NEXT WEEK. YAY!



I am so proud of my daughter! It sounds indeed a challenging but great experience and you were the one got it through!

Mommy says - "음~~개~고생" in 정여사 tone....

I know it was a difficult one but I have to say your jounals this time were very interesting and feeling so real. Again very happy to know all of you have managed this. I look forward to seein great photos you took. I am sure the decision of bringing the camera was an excellent one.


Sounds like a great

Sounds like a great experience for you Clara. The outdoors is an incredible way to learn more about yourself and challenge yourself. You will be better for it - if nothing else, it will help you appreciate the simple things in life. Good luck and I look forward to your return.

Hey I'm Clara. I'm an 8th Grader in Shanghai American School Puxi. I am Korean though I've lived in Korea for four years, the US for two, Singapore for six and Shanghai for about a year and a half. I love challenges and trying new things. I so excited about being in Xizhou.