Here we are on the final day of our hike. The morning started off smoky and cloudy. The wind had picked up and grew strong during the night and brought smoke over from the French Fire. It was a little hard to breath so we didn't do much sleeping in. As soon as it was dawn, we began packing up. By the time we had finished breakfast and packed, the smoke cleared away somewhat, making it easier to breath. We hit the trail early, leaving behind the beauty of the high Sierras to descend back down into reality. We followed the same hike out as we did hiking in. The overcast sky made all the vivid greens pop out. It was absolutely beautiful.
I feel so blessed to have been able to go on this hike with my amazing husband. While I missed my kids a lot, it was really nice to be able to have some "us" time. Some day when the kids are older, they will be coming on these hikes with us and I can't wait to be able to share these experiences with them. Hopefully they will develop a love for these quiet woods like we have.
Happy Anniversary to my wonderful Bryce who has made these past ten years the best in my life. Here's to many more wonderful memories together!
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