Sunday, July 3, 2016

Evolution... and Recon

The Evolution

I haven't really felt like writing in a long time, and to be honest, I don't really feel much like doing it right now. I started this blog with the plan of it being a way to process what happened and the journey to getting my life back after the injury. The blog has definitely served its purpose, although I'm still not sure I've fully 'healed' or ever will, so I just feel like it's time for me to change the way I think about it. I always felt like I needed to have posts somehow be related to the recovery and/or the injury, which is why I haven't posted in a long time. I just couldn't write and didn't have any desire to. I'm not going to go into many details, but I'm just going to make this be more of a place to post about weekend adventures with more photos than verbiage. Like the name of the blog states, it's about my adventures, so I'm going to focus more on that. 

The Recon

After a very long ski season (almost 8 solid months), we'd started doing a lot of day hikes, but I hadn't been motivated to backpack yet. Yeah, our wedding is a backpacking wedding, but in general I just wasn't overly into it. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE backpacking and exploring the Sierra, I just wasn't feeling motivated until recently. When a long weekend happened to hit, it felt like a good time to start backpacking.  

We decided to have our first backpacking trip of the season be a little wedding recon mission. We knew Muriel Lake was the location, but we just didn't know where at Muriel we wanted to have the ceremony. Problem solved. We figured out where we want to get married at the lake and threw in some extra wandering adventures for good measure. I'll let the photos do the talking... and maybe throw in a few comments too.

Falls and Snow. Just below Loch Leven.

Home sweet home and Muriel Lake

Muriel Lake from the ridge up to Wahoo and Goethe Lakes

Wahoo Lakes. A nice excursion after setting up camp.

A wedding venue with amazing views in all directions. 

Our humble abode with a view at Muriel Lake

The sky was on fire on Friday night. No complaints here.

Morning calm at Muriel

Lower Desolation Lake and the Glacier Divide

Heading back down from Piute Pass. We'll be back very soon...

More photos are verbiage can be found here: