Yesterday was...interesting. It was my first experience with a failed summit attempt and uh, let's say it didn't settle well with me.
But amidst the waves of self negativity on my descent, I found myself simultaneously in bliss at the changing leaves, at Maus' puppy-like energy as he ran between trees, at the fact for the first time in two weeks, I was back in my element. It was like my mind was trying to sabotage the simple happiness I felt from just being there. All because I didn't make it to the top.
Honestly- still super salty about it all, but I'm slowly letting it go with reminders that I spent the day romping around a forest (that I basically had to myself), taking endless pictures of aspen trees and Maus, and laying in fields of flowers (actually on rocks in fields so as to not squish my wild flower friends) 🌸🙃
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Mt. Evans - Elevation 14,264 🍁
West Ridge via Mt. Spalding - 5 miles & 2,000 feet elevation gain
Foggy morning on the Little Bear Blanca Traverse! Nice Saturday morning.
On the summit of Blanca! Looking back on the Little Bear Blanca Traverse.
From the summit of Blanca Peak after completing the traverse from Little Bear!
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Cool shot beginning the Little Bear Blanca Traverse last weekend!
How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains. -John Muir
Cool shot on the Little Bear Blanca Traverse last weekend!
Little breather on the Little Bear Blanca Traverse last weekend!
Cool little section on the Little Bear Blanca Traverse, pretty rad!
Looking back at the Little Bear Blanca Traverse from Ellingwood Point, awesome trip!
Looking at the Little Bear Blanca Traverse from just below the summit of Little Bear, amazing!
When I am doing what I love there are no distractions and I am completely present. For every minute in that mental space life is captured than per minute drifting through life. Make space for the present and soak in the abundance of life that is already here
Photo Credit: @rich_n_rigs on the Little Bear/Blanca traverse
Views of Square Top Lakes, Guanella Pass, Beirstadt and Evans coming down Square Top Mountain 👣
Views west from the summit with Greys and Torrey's so close 😍