climb the mountains and get their good tidings

Brian woke up very sweetly today at 4:30 and we were at the top of Mather Pass before sunrise. In fact its ray’s first touched us at the very summit. Nothing like the sense of accomplishment you get by hiking a 12,000 foot pass before sunrise. Brian taught me the circle of fiths (music theory). The pass was marmotless and as brian said “everything you could want out of a pass” as when you get to the top you start going straight down the other side again with beautiful LOTR (lord of the rings) views. We had oatmeal by a pretty lake on the other side and then walked all the way across the valley to the next mountain range which we proceeded to cim up. Our spot for tonight is halfway up pinchot pass. As we powered up the switch backs we realized we actually were enjoying them. I mean it feels pretty awesome to exercise when you are this in shape. We got to lake marjorie in record time for us (before two). We are camped at a lovely open space at the base of a mountain w. red rocks. We did all our chores and are now lounging around in our tent because its kind of blowing and cold out. Apparently we have a few 20 mile days ahead of us.


~ by elenimonos on August 29, 2008.

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