Tales from the Trail: Why is Anything Happening Ever

Oddly enough, most of my exhaustion wore off once I started climbing up the mountain.  New energy seeped through my skin and worked its way into my muscles, and I felt pretty good.  My legs were cooperating, my breathing was still ragged, but I was able to continue.  Every so often I'd stop.  I did …

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Tales from the Trail: Going Up, Feeling Down

Did I seriously forget to bring food again? Ah well, what can you do.  That feeling of dread was quickly replaced with my legs pounding with exhaustion.  I consoled them with a generous amount of stretching, and eventually they calmed down.  I sat back down and stared at the basin below me for a little …

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Tales From the Trail: Exhaustion, Dehydration. Worth It

I made my way down Anderson Pass, going through my favorite boulder field, and finally hitting the trail down into the basin.  I passed the weary couple who descended down mountain prematurely due to weather concerns.  We talked a little, I noted how right they were for getting down early.  I felt like such an …

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