On Friday, June 1st, 2012, I’ll be starting my 400+ mile journey into the Sierra.
My method of study was to drift from rock to rock and grove to grove. I’d sit for hours watching the birds or squirrels, or looking into the faces of flowers. When I discovered a new plant, I sat beside it for a minute or a day, to make its acquaintance and try to hear what it had to tell me. I asked the boulders where they came from and where they were going. And when I discovered a mountain, I climbed about it and compared it with its neighbors.
John Muir, My Life with Nature
As I’ve discussed in my 2012 Goals, my plan is to hike a good portion of the Sierra, from Walker Pass to Twin Lakes, covering more than 400 miles by both trail and unmarked route. I’m estimating that the trek will take me more than 60 days to complete, for speed is not my desire. I hope to take my time and see that trees, flowers, and mountains. To “make its acquaintance,” as John Muir put it. As I’m out there, you are welcome to follow along online. I hope to post updates here as well on Twitter. (@TheHikeGuy).