To View Mountains: Day 9 – The Rains Came

 

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.” – John Muir

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Day nine started off with a soak in a frozen mountain stream.  I loved to start the day this way.  Feet numb and devoid of swelling, it set the tone for the a strong hike.  We started climbing early on, then had a big descent.  I was getting more and more aware of the blisters every day.  As we passed Bear Creek on our way to Upper Bear Meadow, the rains came.  It poured down on us, and we decided we had enough hiking for the day.  We set up camp and took shelter.

Though rain may not always be enjoyed, it is sure to leave the skies in a most dramatic fashion.  Today was no exception.  Climbing out of our tents to a double rainbow was just the hors’ devours to the main course which was the sunset.  Gone were the ill feelings towards the rain, nothing but awe and stammer took their place.

11 miles hiked.

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