Monday, September 30, 2013

Nights 271 and 272

Hi and welcome back!

Dad and I got home around 1:00 Sunday morning, so we went for our daily hike right away.  When we got back I decided to bivouac, since I was really tired and it takes a little while to set up the tent.  I slept in one of the 20 degree North Face bags, because it was a little breezy and cool.

When I woke up around 9:00 on Sunday (much later than I usually do because of the jet lag) I realized that one side of the sleeping bag lining was hot.  It was because that side was facing the sun, and the sunlight was warming the bag.  I don't usually stay in bed that late, so that's why it seemed so strange.

I planned to get up early and hike this morning, but I didn't wake up until almost 6:30, which felt like 3:30 to me.  Mom and I went all the way up the hill this evening instead.

I don't want to even talk about going back to school after spending the week in Yosemite with the Smileys and their friends.  All day I kept thinking about how last week at this time I was on my way to California.  I'd do anything for it to be then.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Welcome home Lyle, you have accomplished some amazing goals! Your trip was incredible. We are proud of you!

  2. It's always hard to come back to the real world after such an awesome experience. I'm sure you will find a new challenge to keep you motivated!

  3. Just what your old teacher here wants to hear while I see you daydreaming in class!...I don't blame you kid...A curious mind doesn't need much to keep it going...I know no matter what, you'll keep growing and climbing...Keep going!

    1. Thanks for commenting, Mr. Rabenold! And I don't daydream. At least, not in your class.

  4. I can relate, I'm home from my trip now, and don't even want to talk about work!

  5. Thanks, Mark. Do you have any other trips coming up?