15 Miles It's hard to wake up this morning, especially knowing that I do not get to have my precious cup of coffee. We have very little water and it needs to stay drinking water until we make it to the next water source. I take 2 Advil in hopes of keeping my caffeine headache… Continue reading Zion Traverse: Day 3
Zion Traverse: Day 2
14 miles We awake hopeful for a nice, flat day of hiking. The sun is shining. We drink our coffee and filter more silty water. Cordlan eats his breakfast and I carry mine for later. I still have no appetite as per usual. We are able to get packed up and head out around 8:30am.… Continue reading Zion Traverse: Day 2
Zion Traverse: Day 4
8 Miles It is a bright, cold, and freezing morning. There is frost all over the ground. I reluctantly get out of the tent, but I am rewarded with a group of deer sleeping in our site. They don't seem too alarmed to see me and just walk around doing what deer do. One tries… Continue reading Zion Traverse: Day 4
Zion Traverse: Day 1
10 Miles Gannon is dropping us off at the Lee Pass trailhead by 9:30am. We have a short distance to hike today, so we don't need an early start time. It is hard to hug Gannon goodbye and leave without him. I have never been on a trip where he was not with me. He… Continue reading Zion Traverse: Day 1
Zion…here we come!
Tomorrow we are off on another adventure. This time though, it is a bit different, since my husband cannot participate. He injured his back at work a few months ago and is not allowed to work or backpack. Cordlan and I will be doing this trip on our own. Bittersweet for sure. He will however,… Continue reading Zion…here we come!