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... not feeling the fulness of it because we weren't complete as a group.
All morning we had noted wet and cold clouds that were rolling up through the valleys and heading toward the peaks. Selfishly, we couldn't help but feel lucky / gratitude that this weather was coming in while we were heading out. Once we off loaded our packs at the end of the trail we noticed some droplets of rain here and there. Not too long after we arrived, Craig came ...
... muscles were ok but I just had to stop about every 100 steps to take a few deep breaths. Craig was patient and encouraging the whole way and when I could talk we had some conversation but during the parts where I was struggling he sang a little. About, what I guess was about 2/3 of the way up he told me about a time on the trail when he had a "near spiritual experience"...an internal encounter with Bob Seger's "Like a Rock". He began to speak the words to me verse ...
... to run to the tent next to me and climb in with them? As morning has come and I lay writing this, I am happy to report that God and the peace he provides is sufficient. He is faithful. His promises are true and good.
Sore, tired, cold and with not much sleep we rise and face the daunting "Day 2" da da daaaa.
Onion Valley (9600 ft) to Center Basin Creek (10,400)
highest altitude - Kearsarge Pass 11,760
... beans are a major part of their diet. In the mid 1850’s the gold rush began in California and many people crossed the desert to get there, but didn’t make it. This changed the Shoshone way of life. Eventually mining borax salts began and roads and railroads came to the Valley.
Chinese immigrants were brought in to scrape the borax from the lowest parts of the Valley. They earned $1.50 a day, less than the white men, and they ...
... on Annick's lap behind the wheel. Our car is an automatic so it's pretty easy to drive, but they both did well as they managed to steer around a few corners and got a feel for the accelerator and break. It was very exciting for them! Once we'd wrestled control of the car back from the girls we headed for the third point of interest, the Artists Pallet. This was an amazing array of different coloured rocks ranging from black, to red, to green. Despite the airco in the car we ...