Yesterday's hiking experience will be one of the most memorable ones yet!
Mt Baldy, 1 of 6 highest peaks in Southern California.
A 13 mile hike, 12 hours, 3,900 ft of elevation gain.
Literally, we went through blood, sweat and tears together.
We honestly weren't properly preapred. Original plan was Mt Wilson, unfortunately due to the fires, it was closed, so went straight to Mt Baldy. Not the best idea 😌
Reached the summit by sundown, phones were dead, we were freezing, took the wrong trail going back, baldy village. 4 hours of total darkness looking for our way back. We were honestly scared, exhausted and in pain. Even Cowy Powy was. We thought we might have to sleep out and continue again by sunrise.
We didn't give up and kept on until we found some houses down in the village. A very nice elderly man helped us, drove us back to our car, he said we were 10 miles away and we would not have made it by foot. Surprisingly this happens very often, he said at least a couple of times a week.
So thankful for him!
It was 9:30pm and we were so glad to be safe and sound and heading back home to our loved ones.
This was definitely a lesson learned. Next time we will be more prepared and research galore!
I love my girls @natneedsrose @vanessa_yesen
we were a full on support system with each other! 11 years of friendship, and it keeps on growing, emotionally, mentally and physically 💕
P.s. we all totally checked up on eachother this morning, toes completely bruised, knees in pain, and more 😅
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