Laura Stone (stoney321) wrote,
Laura Stone

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If wanting to do stuff on your own is wrong, I don't wanna be right.

I might need to make arrangements with the Mr. to head out of town on my own and hit the desert in a few weeks. Oh my god, I had an old ache for Southern Utah (the land, nothing else, hahaha) hit me like a ton of bricks. Some quiet personal reflection is good for the soul, right?

This. I used to climb this peak every single Saturday. No, EVERY single Saturday. (Check the eHike - it's awesome.) you come down tired and hot (it's 7 miles of one of the most grueling hikes there is - check out pic. 10 for Walter's Wiggles. That's only 1/3 of the way up - 66% incline, oy) and hit the Bit and Spur for a margarita and black bean burrito.... WANT. I want to walk through the Narrows again, camp out overnight on the bank, then finish up the last four miles floating down stream the Virgin river. (It's named that because it's so muddy, no one has ever seen the bottom, har de har har. No, really.)

Good lord, am I having a mid life crisis? Probably.

I just miss being alone in nature, tired from a long slog, a camp fire getting going, and a sky full of stars. And QUIET. I miss that most of all.

[ETA] Here's an AMAZING shot of Walter's Wiggles. And you've only gone halfway on the whole hike. <3 <3 <3 It's an absolute butt kicker.

[ETA 2] Willis Creek, slot canyon in the Grand Staircase. I mean, are you kidding me, Mother Nature? ILU.
Tags: navel gazing, waaaah
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