ADVICE FROM A TREE: Stand tall and proud, remember your roots. Reflect the light of your true nature. Drink plenty of Water. Enjoy the view!
~Notepaper, Your True Nature Company, Fort Collins, CO
compliments of Hamburger Helper
Woods Creek to Palisade Lakes
I left camp today without Grasshopper. My mind was all over the place and had a difficult day mentally. I knew I needed to shift to be safe.
The descent and ascent was crazy hiking over both Pinchot and Mather passes. A very beautiful but tough day.
The Sierras remind me of what they normally look like in late August, due to such a low snow year. On the other hand, the forest is teaming with deer, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, frogs, birds, and bugs of every sort.
At the top of Mather Pass is an unforgettable and unique view of quite a few of California’s fourteeners. I have climbed most, but want to climb all of them. I will need a guide with gear and ropes for the remaining unclimbed peaks.