One of the hardest parts of life is deciding whether to walk away or try harder.
Herman Gulch to Fraser (Rocky Mountain Chalet)
I woke up tired, really tired. This is really the first day I felt weary to the bone since starting the Continental Divide. What I really wanted was a hot shower, lots of lotion, and no uphill climbs. None of them were in immediate sight.
On the other hand, the trail was pristine and followed the divide for much of the day. High elevation with views that go on forever. It should have been the best of days. My kind of trail. My discouraging thoughts even got the best of me. Motivation and positive thinking were on the low side.
We planned to go into Fraser to buy more food at Safeway. which is 14 miles from the trail then quickly go back to the trail. We got a wonderful hitch from a couple that loves to hike. All I kept thinking of is a warm bed, clean clothes, and a hot shower. After shopping at Safeway, Sweetfish told me about the Rocky Mountain Chalet, a hostel across the street. I quickly talked Silly Chili into staying and getting back on the trail tomorrow morning. The hostel is amazing: clean, spacious, and newer.
Silly Chili has 3 more weeks on his online classes. He is writing another paper and taking a quiz as I am writing this. It really is quite impressive that he is able to accomplish this while on the trail, in his tent at night with the help of an iPad. Thank you for following along, commenting, and encouraging us.
Life is good now and tomorrow will be a better day.