Sunday, February 03, 2008

What's the point?

Just last week another person asked me "Why do you carry a 45 pound backpack loaded with tent, sleeping bag, food, clothes, and supplies for a week up and down mountains to sleep outdoors?" As a master of the quick retort, I am always at a loss for a short answer. In fact, when I am struggling up some of the mountains, I often ask the same question. I guess you have to be there....


...where this is home for the night.

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...and your Christian friends share thoughts on God's handywork.

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...and this is how you start breakfast...

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...after a morning stretch....


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...and reflection on the day ahead...

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...then you DESCEND into the clouds...

No, I really can't explain it. I guess you just have to be there. And getting there involves some work.

5 comments:

Keith said...

Excellent! This answers the question better than anything I've ever come up with. It still may not communicate with those who haven't done it though. I found the photos very moving I guess because of the memories associated with them. I showed it to Becky and she was like "Oh, that's nice" but she obviously didn't have the same reaction that I did. I guess you're right, you just had to be there.

Anonymous said...

WOW, I just love these pics! However, I'm still not ready to do the overnight thing! Guess I'm just spoiled! Maybe, some day though!!!
1/4/3!
ME

Lerra said...

Ditto, mom! ;-)

Supabloggasuprememama said...

great pics! indoor plumbing please...

BabyJ20 said...

Now I feel like I've just had a lung full of that air!! And I love it!!