Day 1, 4:25 PM - Too tired to eat, too hungry to sleep
View previous item So confident... so naive The temptation of Glacier Creek Mist Falls, Paradise Valley 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

The first day on the trail is always the hardest. I thought I was in pretty good shape for this hike (and I was) but I was wrecked by the time I reached camp. I could only stagger to the first likely spot, drop the pack and plunk (yes, I actually plunked) down on the nearest log. Famished and exhausted, I didn't have the energy to set up the tent OR make dinner. So I just sat there, like this, for about 30 minutes, feeling just the way I look. Somehow, I found the wherewithal to set up the camera to capture this golden moment.