The most magical and surreal place I’ve ever been…the Eastern Sierra Mountains
God is good and I feel so blessed that I got to see this place. But at the same time kinda sad that a lot people still choose to stay home in front of a TV or the famous excuse “I don’t have money to go places.” Yes, it requires sacrifices, but it’s so worth it.
Three days in the backcountry was definitely a challenge.
Twenty-seven inched of snow with a 30 lb backpack wasn’t easy, the first nights temperature dropped to -4 and the second night -2, The freezing cold made it was really hard to sleep.
It was a fun experience, where I shared the trail with eight complete strangers (now friends) as we learned from each other and more important we learned a lot of tips on how to survive in the mountains…
Avalanche survival was number one, the importance of always having a rope and a beacon. How to read the snow. How to build a snow shelter etc….
Something I learned a long time ago is that never take any mountain for granted, always try to educate yourself for your own good and for the people you hike with.
If you are feeling frightened about what comes next, don’t be. Embrace the uncertainty. Allow it to lead you places. Be brave as it challenges you to exercise both your heart and your mind as you create your own path; don’t waste time with regret. Go into your next action. Enjoy the present, each moment, as it comes, because you will never get another one quite like it. And if you should ever look up and find yourself lost, simple take a breath and start over again. Retrace your steps and go back to the purest place in your heart… Where your hope lives. YOU WILL FIND YOUR WAY AGAIN.