Our first day began at the school. Rations and backpacks were loaded into our two vans for the ninety minute drive to Gaozhai. It was a short hike to our first campsite. We set up camp and ate lunch before heading to the nearby waterfall to swim in its icy waters and explore the cave half-hidden behind the falls. In the evening, everyone foraged for firewood. Once everything was crackling along, we brought out the skewers and grill to have a bonfire barbecue, spending the rest of the evening eating good food, talking with good friends, and enjoying the full moon.
The second day dawned bright and sunny. We had breakfast, broke down camp, and started hiking in earnest. The path carried us through fields before descending into a lush valley between two mountains where a stream ran down the middle. Several hours later, we arrived at a lovely spot where the stream cascaded through boulders to create a few good swimming holes. We ate a lunch of sandwich wraps and spent the afternoon swimming and enjoying all the natural beauty. The rest of our hike was spent trekking up a narrow mountain trail to our next campsite on the mountaintop. Exhausted from the long day, the boys gathered firewood while the girls prepared a delicious dinner of noodles on our campstoves. We told stories around the fire while enjoying the starry sky and moon-bathed mountains all around.
On the third day, we ate breakfast, stuffed everything into our backpacks, and set off. Although our trail back to the school was mostly along a dirt road—passing houses and farmland along the way—it was no less beautiful than the rest. We arrived at the school around lunchtime, dropped off most of our gear, and then trekked thirty minutes to a rocky crag where we ate lunch before spending the afternoon rock climbing. Once back at the school, we all piled into the vans and headed back to Guiyang, tired and sweaty but happy and satisfied.
关于这次露营我感受颇深！当我们刚到目的地的时候，我便被那美丽的山林所迷住，一座座高山，是如此高大威严 ，一条条小溪，是如此优雅迷人，伴随着田间飘荡着的清香的牛粪！伴随这一路美景，我们一行到达了目的地 ，开始我们的野外生活！