I get up in the evening
And I ain't got nothing to say
I come home in the morning
I go to bed feeling the same way
I ain't nothing but tired
Man, I'm just tired and bored with myself
Hey there baby, I could use just a little help
You can't start a fire
You can't start a fire without a spark
This gun's for hire
Even if we're just dancing in the dark
I've never experienced anything like Denali. The immense, trailless wilderness forces you to stay constantly in the moment. You question every step, you ponder every turn, and you take pride in every accomplishment because it's yours. No one laid a path for us; we forged our own. We bushwhacked chest-high brush and scrambled loose scree and forded creeks that would be called rivers anywhere else. And each night we reflected on what we had achieved and contemplated the next day's challenges. #latergram#themountainsarecalling
PCT Day 54: Selden pass, one of the last passes in the Sierra.
Memorable for two reasons: endless attacks by bloodthirsty mosquitoes and clouds! Finally some beautiful fluffy white clouds in the sky.
Never knew I would miss clouds this much.
See my super cute tiny hydration vest? I bought it years ago on a whim thinking it was great and light weight. Weeeeell it gets the job done for baby long runs but I need something for the long haul and with more pockets. Here's where you come in my trail adventuring, peak bagging, long running, hydro-vest wearing friends. Swipe right. I've got to pick one of these puppies. Anyone have experience with either? Thoughts and opinions please!
Day 3 (pt. 2): Hitting Jasper was always in the plan but then I realized it was about 4.5 hours from me. Just as I started to concede that I wouldn’t be able to do it ALL, I met a couple & they encouraged me to make it happen. Promising it was worth the extra effort. So just like that I got back in the car and hit the road.
Jasper was so unique and charming. So different from Banff with it’s red and green trees and it’s own defining characteristics. Yet still similar in it’s quaint kindness.
I hiked the Maligne Canyon and it’s seven bridges. I opted out of a final loop, thinking I’d take it easy on my wary feet. Instead I ended up on a straight vertical climb to the 620 ft summit. Of course, it was worth it for the view.
The 4.5 hours back in the car were worth it as well. With sunset so late, I was graced with full light the entire way and took advantage by stopping along the way to enjoy the sites. Waterfalls, raging rivers, of course the Rockies and lakes but also the glaciers and ice flat!
Another full day of adventure meeting wonderful people!