Finally we went on a hike on George Island. It was a 7.5K hike, and it was recommended that we allow 3 hours for the hike. I could not believe a "moderate" hike of that distance could take 3 hours... Hah! First I went into the office and paid $2 apiece for a 1/4 mile ride across the channel to the island.
Toby took a photo of us resting on a rock.... he was still going strong.
While hiking along shore we also found a couple of people who were lost--they were out there in flip flops and had no water--and the triail back into the woods was pretty hard to find. We did find our way however, and the people in flip flops followed us out. On the way out Erika smelled a bear so we made a lot of noise... we had seen signs of bear along the way so we knew they were out there. It was quite a strenuous hike, and it took us 3 hours and 10 minutes! I would never have believed it!