Life is like a camera…
Focus on what’s important,
Capture the good times,
Develop from the negatives,
And if things don’t work out,
Take another shot.
Below Kearsage Pass to Woods Creek
Today was one of those very special days that simply takes your breath away. The Sierras.
Dan and I hiked up Kearsage Pass last night. It has been quite awhile since I have visited the High Sierras. It is a true wake up call to all things that are beautiful and so special.
Dan is my cheerleader, my caretaker, my problem-solver, best friend, husband (of course) and resupply man when I am out on the trail. It was pretty difficult parting this morning when I went one way and he went the other. He even joked that hiking back to the car was his first solo hike. Come to think of it, it most likely is.
All day today I felt so full of gratitude and love. I think we all need one of these days every once in a while. It is a reboot of sorts.
I met lots of fun folks today, PCTers, JMTers, and hikers out for a weekend. I even had a couple of people stop me and say, “Hey I know you. I follow your blog!” I had a great conversation with Mary and Ron. They are pictured below. PCTers Dang It and Ferd are also pictured
Today I went up over Glen Pass to Rae Lakes and down to Wood’s Creek. Gotta say I felt pretty good, but the altitude is making me dizzy and a bit nauseous. I did not train for the high Sierras and it is very clear. Scotland’s highest peaks are around 4,000. Not much preparation for 12,000 feet!
The goal today was to meet Grasshopper and continue hiking north on the PCT to continue her thru-hike. Sadly, she came into camp after hiking 15 miles and is in terrible pain in her back. I feel so sad for her. Her spirit wants to be on the trail so badly, but her body needs more time to heal.