JMT II – day 4: A thousand islands, a thousand lakes

aka PCT day 54 . June 12th 2015: Lake underneath Donahue Pass – Donahue Pass – Island Pass – Thousand Island Lake – Emerald Lake – Ruby Lake – Shadow Lake – Rosalie Lake. Ca 15ml

DonahuePass7I wake up and feel like as if a heavy load has fallen off my shoulders. Sometimes it’s good to let everything out, the hurt feelings, the disappointments, the haunting ghosts. It gives them less power if you look them in the face, if you don’t let them grow in silence, if you don’t feed them chunks of your soul.

We hike up Donahue as if it’s nothing. Holy moly my legs got strong baby! After just 45 minutes we’re on the the pass, take a quick pic and hike down. It’s gorgeously green. Water everywhere, flowers o the wild flowers and… mozzies.

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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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