04 Oct '16, 10am

Carrying Joy: Meghan Hicks’s Nolan’s 14 Report https://t.co/r3nulx0vXb

Carrying Joy: Meghan Hicks’s Nolan’s 14 Report https://t.co/r3nulx0vXb

Bryon is hiking with me. He’s not much of a morning person, but my years here have taught me that sunrises are worth waking up early for, so I asked him to accompany me to the summit of Mount Shavano. It was with hesitation that he agreed, but now that we’re on the trail, I sense how eager he is to be here. We wander about the forest, our conversation leaping among topics. Nick soon rolls up behind us, having started a few minutes later, and as a group of three we clear tree line. The eastern horizon possesses several shades of orange that’s starting to alight the landscape, but we’ve got time before the sun will officially rise. We spot a herd of mountain goats and bighorn sheep spread across the hillside, above and below the trail. I’ve never seen such inter-species comingling in the alpine. I decide, this is the best of all possible omens. After about 30 minutes of chat...

Full article: http://www.irunfar.com/2016/10/carrying-joy-meghan-hickss...

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