We woke up early and were on the road by 8:30am for Las Vegas. We checked into El Cortez in Old Town and I laid by the pool at the Golden Nugget while Aaron tested his hand at 3-Card Poker. We rewarded ourselves with a bottomless crab-leg buffet that evening with unlimited drinks and then rolled ourselves over to see Zarkana (a Cirque du Soleil show). It was nice to indulge after camping and living off camp-fire food and granola bars for a week.
In the morning, I asked Aaron if we could go to a buffet again. This one had bottomless mimosas, and we, once again, let the Vegas mentality of over-indulgence consume us. We flew home to Portland and arrived at 8:30pm. We were greeted by Mary and Jordan who arrived with a bottle of champagne (yes, more champagne), chocolates and a rose.
So concludes this week long adventure. What I learned: push yourself physically or you'll never know what you can accomplish; take chances on the unknown/non-researched hike, it may be the best thing you've done; Aaron and I can just about eat our weight in crab-legs and live to tell the tale.
- Elevation: 500 feet
- Distance: 5 miles