20120706, shock on the hill
Terrible day really! All of us just start our trip with tired muscle and legs. Without enough sleeping (I wake up at 5:30 and do my laundry for a hour), I feel terrible in the morning.
Start at about 9:30 am and walk into the rain forest. Just after a short period of time. Elton feels that he cannot make it. He just wants to turn back immediately. But Arne keep pushing he forward. (Elton got some problems)
We divide into two groups just like yesterday, because Arne thinks we’re are behind and need to speed up. We just bring another guide and pass the original team. I tell Marco to watch out for the whole team. When we reach the top, it’s quite surprising that the local people burn down the forest to make room for tobacco just because it grows well with much higher quality. I think that local people don’t know that’s really bad.(the figure above)
After that, we keep climbing up and try to reach our destination. When we get about 2000 high, Arne’s leg feels really bad. And the time ran out. So Arne decides to turn back. It takes us about 4 hours to get back.
The most scaring thing is that we thought we are far behind the original group, but when we get back to the start point, we are informed that they haven’t come back yet. It’s getting dark and the clouds cover the whole sky. There are some lighting and it seems that it’s going to rain. The only thing we can do is to ask the teacher and the guide in our team to go into the rain forest to find them.
One hour past, they finally come back. THANKS GOD!!
They just cross the river again because the guide cannot find the original way and he doesn’t have a tool to cut off some grass in the road. It takes a long time for them to move along the river; it seems that their shoes can never dry.