I’ve taken enough trips to know how to design an itinerary the right way. on’t front-load it so much that you give yourself nothing to look forward once the main adventure is over. We’ve all had trips where the homeward slog is just that — a death march back to reality.
“Standing up at the pass, gnawing on a mighty tasty PB&J sandwich made only four days earlier, I see a man steadily trucking up the unforgiving switchbacks. When he hits the pass some minutes later, his wide smile prompts me to react similarly. Funny how relentless exertion in thin air can produce such joy.”
Part two of a series chronicling the author’s backpacking trip through Yosemite — specifically, his first two days on the trail, from Glacier Point to Lower Ottoway Lake. Experience a bus ride, a tenuously controlled fire, and the natural flavor-enhancement that wilderness has on common food, and more . . .