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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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Friends, Joy, Pain, and Loneliness

I had taken the third day off, and my body repaired itself well. I felt absolutely ready to go hiking once again, as long as I was attentive to my body’s needs and warning signals and did not overwork myself … Continue reading

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I miss this.

I miss this so much.

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Don’t Rain on My Sad Little Parade

I’ve been off trail for almost two weeks…again. I haven’t yet typed up my journal entry about having to get off the trail, so this may seem confusing and out of the blue. I will explain later. For now, I’d … Continue reading

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Marmots, Laughter, Crystal Lakes, and Tears

The next day, my second day on the trail since I felt well enough to hike again, I overdid it. There were 20 miles until Tuolomne Meadows campground, and I should have split these in half, but I did all … Continue reading

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What’s Important To Me

Nights in my tent with a headlamp and book are my favorite. And if my battery is charged enough, I may allow myself some quiet music as I reflect on the day’s events, what I’ve learned, who I’m becoming, and … Continue reading

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I’m Only Human and I Need to Remember This

‚ÄúLife should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and … Continue reading

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We Will Resume

While hitchhiking to Mammoth, we got halfway and stopped by KFC where Piers played some guitar and we got free biscuits, and while eating on the sidewalk outside the store, got invited to a lovely couple’s home. Now we are … Continue reading

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100% Ready

This morning is a good morning. My super sweet friend, James, let me stay in his vacation home in Truckee for two nights to recover, and I just woke up and made a hearty breakfast for two (to share with … Continue reading

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The Challenging Day That Followed

I left you with a cliffhanger last time, so I may need to explain what happened the next day. After climbing Forester Pass, I hiked past the first campground and challenged myself to make it to the one after (an … Continue reading

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