Lost in the Bush

Topics: Walking, Hiking, Long-distance trail Pages: 2 (955 words) Published: August 24, 2013
I wandered aimlessley through the bush, my vision blurry and my legs stinging and covered in cuts and scratches. I suddenly collapse onto my knees, and close my eyes. I am so out of breath, ive been walking all day. I look around, and spot a ralativley big nearby tree. I crawl on my hands and knees towards it, then slump underneath it, resting against the rough trunk. My knees are bleeding after crawling accross a few rocks, but i cant feel the pain, i am too tired. I close my eyes, and memories from the last week flash through my head. I remeberd pulling p in the car park, and hopping out with all my walking gear on; my hiking boots, cargo shorts and t-shirt. I had my backpack filled with a water bottle, my phone and some gummy snakes. I walked to the entrance of the bushwalk, and stopped at the sign. It was a ten kilomeetre loop. I had done a few walks so far, and i was getting really into it. I was starting to really enjoy bushwalking, and it was easier than i thought to navigate. On my previous walks, all i had to do was follow plug in my earphones, and follow the trail for a nice relaxing, beautiful walk. But this walk was differnt. i was not experienced, and was not prepared for what was ahead. I wished i had brought a map. i wish i had chosen another walk. i wish i hadnt gotten into bushwalking. I opened my eyes again, and saw all i saw was pitch black. I heard the sounds of the bush around me, rustles in the bush, the chirping cicadas, the light sprnkling of rain. On my first night, i had been terrified, an hadnt gotten a minute of sleep. But now i was used to it, it didnt bother me. I was tired, hungry, cold and sore and all i wanted to do was go home. Tears filled my eyes as questions filled my head. Would i ever see home again? would i ever see my families faces again? I closed my eyes once more and remeber how i had gotten into this mess. I remebered walking for ahout an hour, before coming to a fork in the path. There was a small signpost with a...
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