Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity.” – John Muir
Seems like whenever I ask a friend how they are doing, the reply inevitably includes “I’m so busy!” or “I’m slammed!” It seems that we are all busy, scurrying around working harder and harder these days. The wilderness becomes a refuge and an opportunity to unplug from the busy-ness that screams for our attention.
About this Photograph
This is Lake Edison, from the far western shore at Vermillion Valley Resort — or as most PCT and JMT thru-hikers know it, simply VVR. This is a popular resupply point on both of those trails, since it’s not a long hike off the official trail. During the summer, you will find an ever-changing community of hikers gathered around the table for dinner or breakfast, or around the campfire in the evening. On our JMT thru-hike, we had our zero day here (a day with zero milage, or a rest day). It was wonderful.
About Muir Monday
John Muir had a way with words. I’ve taken those words and put them over photos I’ve taken. I’m sharing those photos each Monday — Muir Monday — and kindly ask that if you like this image, that you share it! Tweet it, post it on Facebook, Pin it… whatever social network you use, feel free to share. And thanks for helping me spread Muir’s words of wisdom.