The Valley to Forever
The first part of one of my hikes in the Andes included a pretty serious jaunt up a mountain. This was jarring in many ways -- mostly because I simply wasn't expecting it. But, once I got to the top, and emerged to the other side, I was afforded this view.
My lackluster food rations and absolute lack of internet was not really an issue with this sort of view. It was nice to be able to spend hours and hours hiking without having to worry about checking my email. Maybe this is partly why I like adventuring in remote places so much... I have really good excuses for being slow on emailing people back! When I am on the Internet, and people see me on Twitter all the time... they know I am there... they know they know... and ignored emails and tweets have no excuse!
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