Hiking with Holly

Mammoth to Yosemite: Day 4

Miles: 9.3 We are awoken at 5:30am by some very loud yelling.  It is a startling way to wake up.  Someone must have had a bear visit.  Bears are common in this area of Yosemite. You need to be very diligent with your food storage.  An hour later, as Gannon is making our coffee, we… Continue reading Mammoth to Yosemite: Day 4

Hiking with Holly

Mammoth to Yosemite: Day 3

Miles: 9.3 No bears pay us a visit last night and I love camping next to a stream.  The white noise is very helpful for getting some sleep.  We sleep with a fan on at home, so when we are out hiking, I love to find a stream to sleep by.  It also helps block… Continue reading Mammoth to Yosemite: Day 3

Hiking with Holly

Mammoth to Yosemite: Day 2

Miles: 10.14 I awake to the wonderful aroma of a campfire.  The boys are up before me.  Oh, how I wish we could have one at every campsite.  Not only does it help with the cold, but also the bugs.  I will miss it, but I won’t miss the poop rock that just sits there… Continue reading Mammoth to Yosemite: Day 2

Hiking with Holly

Mammoth to Yosemite: Day 1

Miles Hiked: 4 Elevation: 8340 ft. to 9500 ft. Oh my gosh…..today is finally the day!  6 months of stress and preparation have all lead up to this day and I can hardly believe it's actually happening. Our bags are packed and sitting by the door ready to go.  We are all itching to start… Continue reading Mammoth to Yosemite: Day 1

Faith, Hiking with Holly, Off Trail Musings

Even in Failure, there is still Victory!

I hope that I am not alone in admitting that sometimes I let myself get into a bad mental place. Sometimes that bad place actually feels kinda good.  It is secluded, dim, and even a bit cozy.  I feel safe and protected in there.  Safe from all of the shame and humiliation that I love… Continue reading Even in Failure, there is still Victory!