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Mary Grace Stocker I am humbled. I've learned a lot the past four days while aid soloing

Mary Grace Stocker

Yosemite National Park

  • 22.06.2018 19:58
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I am humbled. I've learned a lot the past four days while aid soloing Skull Queen, a route on Washington Column. I sang, laughed, cried, screamed and climbed in the silence of the vertical wilderness. I only took 2.5 gallons of water for a presumed 2.5 days...but it took me 4 days to figure everything out and top out. As I climbed excited yet thirsty and scared, I looked down and saw the trees shrinking. I was humbled by the process of learning. I almost bailed at one point but I plopped on my portaledge and read the first chapter to Beverly Johnson's biography. As I sat crying trying to muster up courage to continue on, I was inspired by these words: "It took her ten days to [aid solo] climb the wall. Her motivation had been in the journey, not the achievement. Beverly had chosen a life defined by the explorer's maxim, driven by the process of discovering rather than the triumph of discovery. But that life had hard edges. Though she experienced ten days in the middle of a sea of rock blanketed by an ocean of sun and stars, she emerged on the summit smiling but exhausted, victorious but scarred."

Zach Doran Wanderings in Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows. Grateful for the e

Zach Doran

Yosemite National Park

  • 22.06.2018 19:56
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Wanderings in Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows. Grateful for the efforts of John Muir and many others to protect these natural wonders and pioneer the concept of the National Parks.

Cassie Nguyen 💋 I came, I saw 🌿 #yosemite

Cassie Nguyen 💋

Yosemite National Park

  • 22.06.2018 19:51
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I came, I saw 🌿 #yosemite

Philhouse {descr}

Philhouse

Yosemite National Park

  • 22.06.2018 19:49
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Philhouse Good morning

Philhouse

Yosemite National Park

  • 22.06.2018 19:48
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Good morning

Jack Hearnshaw Brilliant chilled couple of days at Bass Lake and Yosemite! Favourite

Jack Hearnshaw

Yosemite National Park

  • 22.06.2018 19:44
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Brilliant chilled couple of days at Bass Lake and Yosemite! Favourite place so far 😍 #yosemite #yosemitenationalpark #basslake #lake #elcapitan #yosemitefalls #waterfall #wildwestern #contikiwoz

nicole loustalot 🌈✨🌲🌈✨🌲

nicole loustalot

Yosemite National Park

  • 22.06.2018 19:41
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🌈✨🌲🌈✨🌲

Kim Beck #yosemite

Kim Beck

Yosemite National Park

  • 22.06.2018 19:39
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#yosemite

Alexis Hernandez #yosemitenationalpark

Alexis Hernandez

Yosemite National Park

  • 22.06.2018 19:39
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#yosemitenationalpark