To View Mountains: Day 10 – The Half Way Point

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir

Monday, July 20, 2015

It seemed like with each day there was a new challenge.  If it wasn’t a high mountain pass that was beating me up, it was blisters.  They were starting to harden, but still didn’t seem to be getting any more manageable.  But perhaps the biggest challenge at this point was staying sane amongst the differing wants and opinions of the group.

We hiked past Marie Lakes, one of the most beautiful of all the lakes I saw on the entire trail.  While soaking my feet, my blister broke and filled with sand.  I now faced the unwanted task of cleaning it all out with tweezers.  Eventually we got to Muir Trail Ranch (MTR), just in time to beat the rain.  It started coming down.  So many people we had seen were now waiting there along with us for their resupply buckets.  The world as we knew it now revolved around getting next batch of food.


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