Backpacking in Desolation Wilderness

A first time for everything.

I'm typing this with chapped lips, sore legs, but a victorious heart. This weekend I got a chance to go backpacking through Middle Earth-- I mean Desolation Wilderness. For two days and two nights, we scaled the mountain carrying our 30 lb backpacks. I felt like a hobbit, hopping from rock to rock, munching on lembas bread (dehydrated mountain food)  However, unlike a hobbit, I'm scared of heights (unfortunately). I definitely squealed too many times throughout the adventure, which probably doesn't give me manliness points, but who cares. Heights are scary yo. I documented the trip on my iPhone 6.