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September 25, 2016Posted by on
I went on a short backpacking trip this weekend. Up to Pollock Pines and then 29 miles into the mountains to park at Loon Lake. Where my companions and I set off for a five mile hike to Buck Island Lake. I learned a few things. I can hike five miles up and down ridges and mountains with a backpack on and make it. But just barely. My old groin tear has caused significant weakness in my right leg. If I want to continue doing these types of things I can no longer ignore it. I need to do something about it.
I also learned that in a place that didn’t seem primed for a great sunset picture (the sun went behind the mountain ridge far too early and there were no clouds) some times if you just wait long enough. It’s simple, it’s dark, but this may just be my new favorite. I took it with my phone suddenly, when I looked out over the lakes surface and saw the little bit of glow at the horizon and thought “Maybe.” Now, I think, “Most definitely.”