It turns out I had a whole canyon to myself. This is one of my favorite places, so big and wild and empty. I don't tell many people to go here, and the steep uphill hike weeds them out anyway.
I saw J coming down from Sky Lake as I was going up. She was solo too. Which got me thinking. There's been a rash of books/accomplishments about long distance hiking, written by women who are using the trail to heal from something. Me? I just like to hike. I don't expect the trail to do anything for me.
|Sky Lake--the perfect place to watch an eclipse|