Wow, was Gem Lake beautiful. So grateful to have been able to spend a few days backpacking with Gabriel, my dad @cjvandamme and Lindsey @lmholladay there were some parts that were really tough for me. I was pretty sick going into to it, and hiking was pretty hard on me. I felt bad for keeping the group back but am so glad for their patience and support.
When we got to camp there was snow on the ground and it had cooled down quite a bit. Gabriel and I had a hard time staying warm that night, but it was worth it.
Every moment was worth it.
“Of all the things I’d been skeptical about, I didn’t feel skeptical about this: the wilderness had a clarity that included me.”