There are those days, days when the sun is shining and it feels like it was created just for you. There are days when the trail unfolds to reveal a soft mat and even it appears to be there just for you as well. Such a day was today when the world was if it surrounded me and enveloped me in a natural caccoon that sheltered me from all worry or care . I know I have felt this happy in the past but I really don’t remember when I was so content.
After leaving trail angel Tom, Happy Warrior and I hiked for 17 miles. My pace was steady, my mind clear, and my legs strong. I asked to have my picture taken to capture my feelings but alas it did not develop. I erected my tent without the rain fly 10 feet from the lake’s edge, close to a waterfall, as the sun is disappearing behind the tree line. The swooning sun created a mirror on the water that echoed the colors of the sky. Earlier I heard 2 loons at a pond we circumscribed and I’m hoping for a third on this lake. I am ready for this hike to end, but not tonight. I am sleeping under the stars and the loons are calling.