Once we began on the hike Dr. Patton, my teacher, needed to borrow my phone because he didn't have service to take attendance.
We walked through the oak woodland biome until we walked through a very clear spot where the biomes changed. It turned into chaparral at a border of about 100 yards. We continued along the dirt road, and we saw bulldozers digging up dirt along the path we were walking. About halfway through the trip, we dipped down into the canyon and ate lunch.
It was funny to me because two of my classmates thought that they got poison oak poisoning. Everything was fine though in the end, but they did cause quite a scene. I also did the usual blister first aid during that lunch break.
We came up to the other side of the canyon and walked along another dirt path. It was around 2:30 at that point, and I already knew I wasn't going to get home on time. I also had a brother at school that needed to get picked up, so that made me a bit stressed out on the trail.
We walked for another good two hours and then the hike was pretty much over. Due to the fact that we were around 11 direct miles away from the cars, it was going to take a while for the shuttle cars to come back and forth. I was one of the lucky ones that got to stay back and just mess around with my classmates. When we first were left there with Mr. Leader, we weren't all that crazy. But slowly, things picked up and we were playing baseball with branches and rocks. Later we had chicken fights (which I was really good at), and foot races. I foot raced Erina Chavez, and sorry Erina and her fans, but I totally beat her.
After that, the cars pretty much came and picked us up. It was kind of sad on the way to school, because the road we took went right by my house, but I had to pick my car up from school. It took me about two hours to get from the mountain to school to home.
I'm not complaining though, because I was one of the lucky ones that got to hang out with my classmates.