I had another night filled with nocturnal creatures wanting my stuff. I guess I’m going to have to start hanging my food, which I really don’t like doing. I mean if I’m not going to hang it for a bear why should I have to hang it to keep rodents out. On top of a poor nights sleep something ate one of my straps that attaches to my hiking poles. WTH! The strap was just completely gone this morning. My guess is something took it because it was covered in sweat, thus giving them a free salt lick. Around 4:30am a moose came wandering through camp. After that I couldn’t get back to sleep. I would have to say the best part of my morning was it was fresh sock day. It’s amazing how bright your outlook on life can be when you have on a pair of freshly laundered socks.
Early morning hazy sunrise
Bear scratching post
A little bit of familiarity
Snow covered 14,000ft mountains barely visible through the haze
Hard to imagine the forces of nature could completely uproot a giant tree like this
“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.”