PANTHER CREEK FALLS
Yesterday we decided to go on a hike with some friends of ours... Well I don't know if you'd say we decided to do so - we were sort of under the impression it was a "short walk." Boy were we wrong. It was a 3.5 mile hike there and a 3.5 mile hike back. Since I thought this was only a short walk and I knew I was going to be swimming, I opted for some sandals (as not to get any sneakers wet) and well... That was the biggest mistake of my life.
We get there and about 10 minutes into the hike we start to get worried that maybe this is going to be more than just a short little walk like we thought. We finally come across another couple hiking back and ask them about how much further we have to hike. The guy responds "2 miles but it's so worth it!". Now in my head I'm thinking 2 miles isn't that bad and it should be pretty flat the whole time, no biggie! I got this! About another 30 minutes in my legs are beginning to burn as I had decided to leg day the day before this. :) So I'm getting a little bothered but still not too bad. That's when we start to get to the hike part of this trail... I am tripping all over the place and my feet are sliding out of my sandals like crazy. I am struggling so hard! The hike turns into some sort of obstacle course and we're having to scale rocks to get across. It was the scariest hike I've ever been on, meanwhile I'M SLIPPING ALL OVER!
We finally get there after 2 hours and my feet are in so much pain, like so bad I cant even stand on sand. We struggle to climb over to the waterfall without slipping to take some cute photos. The waterfall was really pretty and the cold water was refreshing but worth it??? I don't know that I'd say that...
So now it's time to leave and I'm starting to really dread it because my feet are so sore and I can hardly move my legs. We started off not to bad but the more we walked the more I lost it haha! I may have cried and I may have had a meltdown but it's fine because I made it. I'm alive and I'm never going on a hike again in my life... It was that traumatizing.