|Just above Glacier Point - view of Half Dome|
Backstory - My husband grew up in the country. His family lived on acreage for a majority of his childhood. He learned how to shoot a bow in diapers and being outdoors was how him and his brothers spent their time together. For me, the most time I spent in Nature was when I would go camping with my family or to the Been cabin. Don't get me wrong, I loved spending time with my family, but sleeping in a tent and getting dirty wasn't exactly my cup of tea when I was young.
|Swimming in Vernal Falls|
Fast forward - One year from now, September 2015, my goal is to backpack the JMT with my husband and any friends who want to embrace the wild journey with me. The JMT ( John Muir Trail) is a 220.8 mile hike in the California Sierra Wilderness, beginning at Happy Isles Trailhead in Yosemite National Forest and ending atop of Mt. Whitney. This trip so not for the faint of heart, ranging from 8,000 - 14,000 ft of elevation.
|John Muir Trail Sign|
|Man of the Wild|
The second reason, yoga. Yoga has taught me to embrace what life offers, and to see the beauty that exists in the present. Yoga continues to lead me on a universal path to love and peace. It has taught me that happiness is a state of being that you choose, not that is placed upon you. Being up on the mountain for a month of yoga training allowed me to truly embrace Nature. To glance up at the trees, look up at the stars, be in awe of the moon, and to BE Nature. With yoga, comes Nature. With Nature, comes yoga.
|Just above Taft Point - a view that will truly take your breath away|
|Hiking up first portion of JMT|