I trade sweat for strength.
I trade sleep for sunrise.
I trade doubt for belief.
I trade my walking for nothing.
Glen Aulin to Smedberg Lake
Today was just one of those days in the Sierras with ideal temps, very few bugs, no impending weather system approaching, sparkling warm lakes, and beauty abound.
We got a 6:00 am start and quickly hiked 8 miles in the cool crisp morning. My favorite. We had lots of elevation gain and loss all day, but the trail was gentle and in great shape. It feels so right to have the pack back on.