Friday, June 21, 2013

Just shy of 12,000 ft


I'm climbing this beast tomorrow morning,
with a hiking partner—Tom—whom I've yet to meet face-to-face.
Yes, the prospect of putting 10 miles and 7 hours
of heavy exertion in with a complete stranger is odd.
I'm grateful for the number and safety factor, however. 
Mount Nebo is not the hardest,
but it will be the highest mountain I tackle this summer,
and the most remote.
Almost all 3,500 ft of elevation gain will be above 10,000 ft. 
It stands as a huge oxygen challenge.

I'm all nerves. I need sleep for sure.

On a side note: In the last 20 years,
men in their mid to late 20s haven't changed. 
Luckily, I have.

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