"It feels like the whole world is within reach. There is no hiding. It's this comfort and insignificance that gets me out of bed at zero-dark-thirty. I don't know if anyone else will agree, but when I'm sitting lakeside at 12,800', standing on a summit or traversing a plateau, I get this feeling that, 'This is all mine!' I don't get that down in the forests."
You've put it so perfectly. There's a clarity and purity up there like nothing else... no boundaries except your own. It's what keeps me up at night.
Truth!! Now only if we could figure out a way to keep 'life' from getting in the way! :o)
I think I've hiked with that same woman!
I feel your pain!!
She couldn't possibly be slower than me.
No lie, Pete. She was bad. We've all had slower or faster partners through the years. But this woman was on a WHOLE 'nother level. I had originally mentioned her by name in this report, but too many people complained about calling someone out. So I took out her name.
Apparently in this day and age, "we" can only say nice and enduring things about people. Assigning responsibility and being truthful about others seems to be a quality that is looked on. At least it is for the folks at 14ers.com.