Lesson from Mt. Dana
There's a reason mountaineers insist on acclimatizing to altitude. I learnt the reason the hard way last weekend. Drove all the way from sea-level to the Mt. Dana trailhead in Yosemite at 10000 feet. And then immediately started the hike to the peak. Within a few hundred feet, I started feeling lightheaded and dizzy and had to stop and do nothing but meditate on the beauty of the wildflowers in full bloom. It might be humorous to read now, but let me tell you it felt horrible to see all your group disappear peak bound while you sit on a rock. But then, I thought I might as well make something useful to take my mind off the spinning world and so started clicking away on my phone. Here's one from that series....
Anyway, after an hour of fooling around I felt better and then slowly trudged a little more than the half-way point before prudently turning back vowing to return another day to conquer Mt. Dana.... I heard that the last mile really felt like the last mile ;-) #macromonday
curated by +John Dusseault
, +Marilyn Benham
and +Nina Katajamaki
-- Curators please note that this is my first time posting to the theme, so if I have missed some rule, please let me know and will correct it henceforth.