DAY 12: Silver Pass in the HAIL

Thursday 3th September 2013: Virginia Lake – Silver Pass – VVRjunction:
I woke up early at Virginia Lake. Unfortunately I didn’t have any cereals left for breakfast so I had to stuff in the oatmeal that I started hating… It just tastes disgusting!
We left at about 9am, ready for a 13 mile day… And oh boy, that was a day! After Virginia Lake it went all downhil and the next moment if went uphill all the way to silver pass. Jeeeeeee the scenery was so damn stunning. We went through so many different landscapes. I just couldn’t believe my eyes. My heart had difficulties taking in all thet BEAUTY. Holy Spirit!
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DAY 11: Fighting the mountain lions in my head

Monday 2nd September 2013: Deer Creek – Purple Lake – Virginia Lake: After breakfast I was
the first to get moving. I felt like hiking alone and I was pretty fast. The first 4 miles after Deer Creek I hiked uphill through a forest and I kinda freaked out cuz I imagined a mountain lion in every tree. As I saw three deer running away I stopped breathing for a sec and I heard my heart banging in my ears. I started imagining me being a wolf and I was all ready to fight. Meanwhile words came to my head. And I kept repeating and repeating and repeating them. Here’s how they go:
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DAY 10: Smooth and easy!!!

Sunday 1st September 2013: Reds Meadow to Deer Creek:

Today we all got up pretty early cause we were all craving for a ‘merican breakfast at the Mule’s Café (hahaha the POWER OF FOOD!!!) After packing all our stuff we headed over there for the third time and I ate my FIRST AMERICAN PANCAKES (damn right that’s a epic moment to remember!!!!) Jihaaaaaa! O man! I was totally stuffed but we had to get going. It was so SAD to leave LINDSEY! Really really really too bad that she has to go back to work!
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Day 9: Go wolf!

Saturday 31th August 2013: Rosalie Lake – Gladys Lake – Devils Postpile – Reds Meadow:

I had the most lovely campspot at Rosalie Lake, safely tucked in by pinetrees. Still I didn’t sleep too much. As I got up TAW and MG were up already and we had a nice lazy breakfast. Ha I looove breakfast! By 8:30 am I left camp and headed to Gladys Lake. I kinda enjoyed hiking alone but it did feel great to know that TAW and MG were right behind me. And it was funny tracking Lindsey’s an the boys’ footprints till Gladys Lake. The scenery was pretty impressive… huge huge huge trees… it somehow had a special atmosphere. I noticed me having a hard time having a quiet mind, not having conversations in my head, Continue reading

Day 8: Swearing, cursing?! HELL YEAH I’m on the frikkin JMT!!!!

Friday 30th august 2013: 1000 Island lake – Garnet Lake – Rosalie Lake:
Today I woke up early enough to see the sun rise and the BEAUTIFUL ALPENGLOW climbing the mountains around 1000 island lakes! That was such a great start of the day even if I hardly slept at night. O man! I REALLY HAVE TO STOP WORRYING ABOUT ANIMALS COMING BY AT NIGHT! I had all my JMTfriends and Tilt closeby and still… Now I worried about critters biting thru my tent… In the morning the noise turned out to be just the tentfly scratching against some dry grass. O dear! I have to relax! The coyotes didn’t bother me anymore as soon as I thought: Well they’re just like our foxes in Europe.
Anyway… we had a lazy but wonderful breakfast (enjoying sunrise) and we only left camp by noon. Tilt went for a run up the mountain and brought back some freakin’ snow and ice!!! HAHAHA!!! We made a SNOWMAN right at 1000 island Lake and after that the boys started playing basebal with the iceball and a trekking pole! O DAMN that was sooooooooo funny!!!
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DAY 7: Go go go Donahue and Island Pass!

Thursday 29th August 2013: Lake 160 – Donahue Pass – Island Pass- 1000 Island Lake:

What a night! What a night! Without sleep…. The wind was blowing soooo damn hard that it felt as if my tent could fly away, jeeeeeeeee! Anyway I left camp at about 8:15am (I’m only just guessing cuz I didn’t bring a watch…. I love to live TIMELESS!!!) and I hit Donahue Pass right away. That went smoothly, yeah!

Whilst hiking I thought about Bobcat. How peaceful and happy and at ease he seemed! Like he had nothing to worry about. Wow even after all those miles he was so honestly struck by the beauty of nature. Just like me but this is only day 7 on trail. wow! He had such a happiness and peacefullness around him!!!
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