Still pretty amazing to run like that...
I have just returned from the longest and hardest trip I have ever made in the mountains, having been gone over fourteen hours. I am weary, but resting fast; sleepy, but sleeping deep and fast; hungry, but eating much. For one whole night I explored the ridges and the summits east of here, climbing among the airy mountains with but little to eat on account of its being so inaccessible...
I will soon be off again, determined to use less than twenty four hours for a trip of a hundred miles in the North, the Bear.
The mountains are calling and I must go...Yes, I (badly) plagiarized portions of John Muir's letter to his sister where he famously stated "The Mountains are calling and I must go" - but more than that, the words TOTALLY fit my thoughts about this past weekends adventure, as well as my upcoming 100 mile race!
|Trail Beards make you tougher. And Faster. Proven FACT|
|Wow look at that view. But what's with the 'Mun'? (Man Bun)|
|Ryan is a great friend - Thanks for your help!|
|She should be SOMEWHERE back there on that ridge...|
|She is in this picture!|
|Third bump - the tiny little person on top!|
|Leaving Monte Cristo!|
|Down to the pass!|
|So thirsty! And it was starting to get darker and colder|
|Yay we're on top of a mountain!|
|I think this was Tuscarora|
|Devil's Castle Summit|
|Heading down from Sugarloaf|