We’re so happy it’s weekend time! Who’s doing something fun this weekend!?
Did you know, stroking our heads and gazing into our eyes releases the "feel good" hormone oxytocin. Happens for both humans and us dogs. GET GAZING! 👀
This isn't even the most beautiful picture I have of Gokyo but it's one of the first ones I took. It was also the first time I cried because something was so so so beautiful during the trek. It had taken us a little under two weeks, four very long days, one terrifying glacier crossing and a lot of walking to get to Gokyo. It also meant that the trekking in the higher mountains was nearly over and we would be leaving behind the magnificent mountains and walking towards Kathmandu soon. It's something else when you're that close to the snow covered Giants and emrald glacial lakes.
We splurged and treated ourselves to our only rest day, in a nice room that was well insulated, walked around Gokyo Tso, collected some ginseng, ate cake, watched the sun set over Cho Oyu and built some Cairns. And I didn't want anything else that day, everything was perfect. :) I'm so so so honoured to be alive right now with all of these beautiful places to see, people to meet and things to experience. .
So grateful to @missydunaway for teaching me that yes, I can do a landscape! I’m hooked and will be playing and learning more. Thanks Missy! If you haven’t taken any of her classes on @creativebug, check them out she is a gifted teacher.
Für die Watzmannüberschreitung war es zwar etwas zu vereist, nichtsdestotrotz war es eine perfekte 20km Wanderung mit knapp 2000hm aufs Hocheck bei überragendem Wetter und einem wundervollen Sonnenaufgang. 🌄💪🏼😎🤙🏼🏞
Ich freu mich schon aufs nächste Jahr, dann ist die Überschreitung fällig! Wer ist dabei und wer hat sie schon gemacht? 😋
Stonewall Peak Hike:
Trish took a nap while I drove us to the campsite. As soon as I got off the fwy and headed down the 79, my car beeped to warn me that the temp outside was at 3°C and that the road might be iced over 😅❄ It wasn't, but I drove like a granny the rest of the way.
The trailhead is on the right side of the road but you'll be parking at Paso Picacho Picnic & Campgrounds - on the left side of the road; just across the trailhead. Parking is currently $10, but it's free if you're camping ($30/night).
Trail Difficulty Level: Easy
This isn't just me saying it's an easy hike. It's a slow incline (except when you reach "The Stairs") and it took us about an hour to get to the top - we stopped every now and then to take pics 📷. But if my friend can do this hike while hungover, then so can you! 🤣
Thanks to @trishintransit for taking my pic at the summit (last photo)
P.S. The first time we were here, we had to ask the lady how to pronounce "Picacho" because I read it as "Pikachu" #imstillcallingitpikachu 😝