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If Grown Men Cry, Women Can Too

The next morning, still at Tuolomne Campground in Yosemite National Park, I couldn’t get out of my tent. I heard hikers all around me moving about and politely whispering so as not to wake the people still sleeping in their … Continue reading

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Dear Mother, I Broke My Promise

Dear mother, I broke my promise to you. I camped alone in Yosemite National Park. No one chose to camp next to me last night as they all passed by hurriedly. Maybe sleeping next to the rushing river seemed unappealing. … Continue reading

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Moments Like This

Mere minutes away from more moments like this.

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Falling in Love with the World

This is day 5. I have not hiked yet today. My left ankle was swollen for the past three days, and now that the swelling went down (after two ice-cold soaks in a creek), my right achilles is acting up. … Continue reading

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In search of home.

  “So this is home,” he says as he spreads his arms and looks around him. “Yeah. For the next 6 months,” I say and then fall silent to let it really sink in. It didn’t sink in. It still … Continue reading

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