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... hill with packs on. We came out of the RV and asked if they were hikers. Yes, they had been on the trail for the past 2 months, starting out in Oregon. They were going to hike to Mexico, the end of the trail. We discussed backpacking, people hiking the trail and shared water and our backpacking food with them.
The journey ended with a really great ...
... I began to be surrounded by granite rock formations and the trees became larger and older. I got to the top of a 2,000 ft. Climb and found a cliff drop off. 10,000 ft below I could see little tiny semi trucks cruising down the 395. I gave a triumphant yell and the echos kept coming back for another 5 seconds. I was in gods country, I was in muirs country, I was officially in the high Sierra .
As another day went by I only felt as if I had found myself deeper ...
... the cheers from the rest of the group and Craig, threatening to keep singing me Barry Manilow until I made it, I hit the top of Forester Pass which was now, no longer an unknown. I felt I knew it now with every fiber of my being! I couldn't help it, but from sheer exhaustion and an
unparalleled sense of triumph and personal victory I put my face in my hands and wept. There were two other couples up there besides our group and I'm not sure and didn't care ...
... my position about a quarter of a mile behind. It was sweet and emotional though to think about how happy she was to join him after his long, personal stretch alone on the length of the JMT.
We took some time to rest, gather and filter our water and have some lunch on the lake shore. Craig mentioned later how good and strange it seemed to have so many voices and chatter around him at that point. I changed my socks and put on clean, dry ones ...
Forget redwoods, sequoias rule! The other guys can grow taller, but sequoias are the largest trees in the world by volume of wood. The base can have a diameter up to 40 ft. ( 22 ft. for redwooods). They are also better looking. I was truly walking among giants. Kings Canyon Nat. Park is home to the General Grant sequoia, 3rd largest tree in the world. It has been the nation's Christmas tree since ...
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