3 miles 1,100 feet elevation loss
|Banana slugs making the Ying and Yang symbol|
I got up at 5:30 and had a relaxed cup of coffee before I woke up my daughter and served breakfast. Breakfast was a dinner that we had left over. All of our actual lunch and breakfast food had already been eaten.
We left our lovely little camp site at 7am and began to hike down. The trail immediately lost 1,100 feet in elevation and deposited us on the banks of Barnes Creek where the trail goes up and down. There are several bridges on the trail, two had rotten hand rails but the actual bridges were solid.
|Long brigde on Barnes Creek Trail|
|Tunnel to the other side|
I did not like walking down the side of the highway looking for the bus stop as logging trucks roared past. I was happy to find that the bus stop had a rustic bench. We were both tired and hungry, we had over did it the day before. I had one package of M&M's left, I produced it at the bus stop and we shared it.
Then suddenly all the kids appeared on our side of the road! There was another tunnel under the road that the kids had taken to get to our side.
Then one of the adults came towards us, she said they were a summer school class and they could not take kids across the highway so they had to ride the bus to the tunnel take them under the road and then catch a bus back in the other direction to their destination at Fishers bluff.
Yep, you guessed it those 25 school children got on the bus with us and here I thought that this was a desolate bus stop in the middle of nowhere. I guess it was a gentle enough re-entry, the children were all very nice.
|Callam transit drops off 25 young children across the highway|
|Changing buses in Port Angeles|
|Pack on Clallam Transit luggage rack|
In Sequim we had fried chicken to go. It cost $2.50 for one breast but it was so good, it was worth it.
|Jefferson Transit Center|
On the final ride home I met two people from Olympia who had huge backpacks and had been in the San Jaun islands playing music, they too were looking forward to going home and taking showers. We talked about mushrooms and wine making. I bet they were Greeners.
We got home at 4:15 and my spouse was waiting for us on the front porch.