Arizona Trail Passage 1
12.2 miles (with 2,800 foot gain)
Big day of climbing today- my favorite! But first, we met my parents at FR48 for a record quick resupply just past Parker Lake.
|Heading out early to skirt around Parker Lake.|
|Resupply frenzy in the wash.|
|And we are off again in only 45 minutes!|
|Me and my parents. All smiles!|
|Mimulus-lined streams in Sunnyside Canyon.|
|Finally caught a whirligig beetle after many days of trying.|
|Big mountains ahead.|
|From our campsite up above 8000 feet.|
|Feeling strong as I set up my hammock for the night.|
I love knowing I can just rest here for the next 10 hours. No to-do list, no emails I have to write, no things I should be doing. I am free from feeling like I should be doing something else, or that I'm slacking off by doing something mindless. Instead I can just be here. Maybe think, maybe listen to the wind. Feel my body relaxing and letting go of everything.