L->R Doug, Les and Jon.
It was getting dark. Again
this picture do not show the perspective of the cliff. It was much
magnificent in person than this picture can tell.
We arrived at the Zealand Hut at around
5:15PM, the Hut was packed with people, I didn't bother to wonder in there.
I rested on the bench outside, sipping my still hot, hot chocolate.
It would take us another 1.5 hours to get
to the parking lot. I hiked without headlamp, but Don and Dean from time to
time would shade light on tricky path. I looked up the sky from time to
time, to see the milky way. The night sky in the wood is so beautiful.
6:45PM, we arrived to the parking lot, the
air was very very cold, I hopped into Jon's car back to Lincolnwood trail
head where I parked my car.
This was by far the greatest and longest
hike I have had so far.