Alex, of course, would find things to climb. He'd convince Nik to join him.
Alyona. At this point, they were all pretty much still happy with the hike. Then, things started to get ugly. About mid-way. Well, how could we tell?
I think this look says it all. Geez, if looks could kill... Okay, this is when I think the rebellion took place. LOL. The whining, the complaining, you name it. You picked the longest hike mom. Suddenly, I'm the enemy. Yes, I thought you could handle a moderate 2.75 hike. Shoot, you're all young. What about poor mom? Yeh, they could careless. I thought I'd be attacked for the vitamin C drop I found in my pocket. They were asking if they could drink out of the stream at this point. No, you can't. It's not much further. Yeh, I had no idea. Why? Because I'd left the trail map in the car. Then, we started questioning if we were on the right trail.
I can only imagine what Irina was thinking.
This was actually a beautiful place to stop on the water. Some didn't want to sit down b/c they were afraid they'd never get back up. I could relate but sat down anyhow. After this part, I didn't take pictures much b/c no sense in photographing such foul moods and faces. Though I would have liked to have seen the look when they saw the parking lot. It was like Christmas to them.
Alyona taking a rest by the water too.