Day 1, 10:58 AM - So confident... so naive
View previous item So confident... so naive The temptation of Glacier Creek Granite Lake, close-up with tent Sheets of water above Mist Falls Looking backward into Paradise Valley A serene stretch of Woods Creek Too tired to eat, too hungry to sleep If the tent fits, wear it Too early for bed, might as well take a picture View next item

I took this picture after hiking for about an hour. It felt good to be on the trail after all the planning, and I wasn't feeling the effects of the killer boots at this point. Paradise Valley is a rather gradual way to gain elevation (except in certain parts), so a good way to get into the back country while toughening up. I would be feeling quite different by the end of the day...