From the essay: "Sometimes, you have to do things for yourself—even if those you love don't understand—even if you don't—and you live with the consequences. For me, not making this hike would have been the first failure. On the other hand, there is nothing in the world wrong with not taking these risks—if that is the kind of person that you are. It is certainly good to know the kind of person that you are, because it makes life so much easier."
An essay about a four-day solo Yosemite backcountry hike along the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River trail, about the need to get away and the desire to return and about some of the things that can go wrong.
DISCLAIMER: This is not a how-to article about backcountry hiking or a story about intrepid ultralight backpacking or marathon through hiking. This is the grueling, step-by-step chronicle of a July hike in Yosemite National Park, of being out there on your own in the Sierra Nevada mountains, away from your family, covering ground, and taking note of everything that you can see and most things that you imagine.
Genre: Nonfiction, Sport, Fishing & Other Outdoor Pursuits
Size: 23 pages
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