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[pct-l] Trail Dreams!
- Subject: [pct-l] Trail Dreams!
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 08:05:11 -0500 (CDT)
Thanks Jeff for bringing the discussion group back to sanity. I'd like to
share one a special PCT memory that gives me peace each time I relieve it.
Walt and I had left Echo Lake several days before and were headed up to
Donnor Pass. We had hiked in the Desolation Wilderness and then Granit Chief
Wildernesses and were almost to Donnor Pass. Our days had been full of ever
changing terrain; we had been treated to the magnificient views of the Lake
from high above Tahoe, crossed the snow covered trail down Dicks Pass, over
lofty summits of granite peaks, around Lake Aloha and it's quiet beauty,
down passes into evergreen trees, through beautiful meadows and hillsides
still blooming with Lupines, Indian Paintbrush and Mules Ear Daisies. My
feet were still bothering me, but my heart was full of wonder and
thankfulness that I had been blessed to see such beauty. I would be 55 the
next day and we would be in later town tonight and hopefully celebrate my
birthday with a big breakfast the next day. It was not to be, I hit the
wall near Squaw Valley and it took all my strength to get up the pass. On
the saddle at Tinker's Knob I sat on a log and told Walt I couldn't go
another step! It was here that God had planned the most wonderful night for
Walt and me.
Our sunset was so breathtaking, a purple-pink with wispy clouds reaching to
heaven in all directions and then a gradual darken to a bright blue sky full
of twinkling stars and a full moon. I remember Walt kissing me good-night
and the birds singing close by, the breeze rustling the shrubs around our
sleeping place, lulling me to sleep, so peaceful and soul soothing.
Almost before I knew it, the sky was beginning to change with the advent of
the sun, and the rosey pink cloud were lined with gold. The sun slowly rose
in the east and the birds were gently greeting a new day. Walt wished me a
Happy Birthday, one I will always cherish -- God is so wonderful!
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