I can’t tell you how nice it is to be traveling through the backcountry as we are. It’s just theMAN and me now. Our compadres, suffering from a blown out knee and impending illness, were forced to turn back on Day 2.
Each of us, have found our own groove and travel down the trail at our own pace. It works well for us. As in life, I find that it is good to give the space that you need to another. In this way, you both can get what you need be it a photo, a pee stop, or powering up the mountain to play in the snow.
At camp, we each find a lakeside spot to write down our reflections of the day, meditate, nap, or practice our yoga — then come together, each more whole than before, to share in our independence as well as our togetherness. It is the 4th of July but there are no fireworks in the sky. Instead, the sky is lit up with a nearly full moon and tiny little stars scattered as far as the eye can see.
As for the hike, we hit 10,000 feet elevation today. Along the way, there was beautiful around every turn.