1 week into the new year, 2 desert trips and 1 snowshoeing trip later I am pooped. I have a lot of photos to share, thoughts to insight on and blogs to blabber a lot. I have taken it upon myself to just write, no zero days, I have come to realize that consistency is key when you want to develop a skill. Whether what you want to learn is rock climbing, cooking, social skills, work skills, as long as you keep at it, even if it is a little a day, it goes a long way. Someone once said to me “stop talking about it, and be about it!”
There is a lot of talking and not a lot of doing in all our lives. Taking action and actually doing something about what you want, working towards that goal, in manageable incremental bits of course is what gets you to where you want to be.
Snowshoeing. Basically hiking with an extra added level of difficulty. I thought I was in shape, but trekking around on large plastic claws on your feet, through snow, in higher altitude kicked my brash ass. I need to work out more, mountain men are truly the top class endurance athletes, braving altitude, exposure and giant rocks. Kudos to you Hom Teadle, I will one day follow you into the mountains and I will take your photos, even if it takes me quite a bit longer.
My dumbass brought all my camera equipment ready to take photos of the summit and forgot to bring a memory card. I always say the best camera you have is the one you have on you, but in this case, the best camera you have is the one that can save pictures. We were unprepared anyways, the San Jacinto summit is a place to conquer for another day. Kerry and I did snow shoe through the regular loop that people take, stumbling across notch 5 and the Tahquitz peak across the way. I stared at that rock capped summit for a long while atop a windy rock and contemplated how I would one day climb it and look over the edge into the abyss.
The forgotten memory card was just a part of a long day that did not turn out what we expected. First off, always start your day off with McDonalds, always bring too many things to carry, and eat all the wrong things. Lessons learned.