So I went to California. Unplanned, unexpectedly. I met my dear bestie Rose and we bonded for a few days, and THEN we went on our firstbackpackingintothewildernessever trip.
For three days.
In the Sierras.
THIS is my awesomebestestfriendfrom CA. She puts up with morethanyoucanimagine. :sparkles:
aaaaaaand i convinced her to go cave-rappeling. YEZ.
group 1 + llama. [and no, I don’t always carry a walkie-talkie, heh]
We started out by camping in an actual campground the first night, with 7-of-us-and-a-llama.
Other people came and we hiked out to our campsite.
alllllllll of us.
Hiking out there was gorgeous…
just brreaaaaaaaaaaaaath in that beauty. [saddlebag lake]
A highlight was climbing this peak.
see those dots? those are people, as taken with a zoom-lense from camp. i’m on the faaaaaaaaaaaaar right.
back down the mountain. [check out that BURN LINE. Oh my GOSH]
this was a side-splitting group. i mean… look at some of this.
and that, my friends, is what we call a *photobomb*
and fashion-stylists, of course, provide corn-rows upon request
slack line or zip line… they hadn’t decided 😉
this iz camp
NY2LA – this is what we do in camp
i just have to say… you don’t appreciate water until you have to pump it for yourself. seriously. i can’t think of it the same.
I changed, I learned, I grew. I loved my people, and they helped me – more than they realized. Helped a person who’s darned afraid of sticking-out, and re-gave-me that love for adventure.
I needed to reconnect with Yah. Thanks for helping me.
ps: no sleep, epic sunburn, and hours of laughter. ^what it looks like [El Capatan and Half Domb behind me]