if your nerve deny you, go above your nerve
this was a hella challenging hike,
and though this photo looks like
a picture perfect moment
of me gazing loftily out into the desert horizon,
i actually had no idea this was being taken.
my knee was aching,
i was sweating bullets,
was seriously overheated,
and needed a break.
we were hiking deep into the
backcountry of baja
encountering lots of wild cows,
getting caught in thick bush,
and getting off course often,
trying to follow a satellite map that
we prayed wouldn’t die
before we reached our destination.
it didn’t die,
and when we reached the waterfall
and swimming pool
at the end of the journey it was
worth every sun scorching step.
i share this because
there’s almost always a story behind
each instagram-worthy moment,
and it doesn’t always match what the image portrays.
people aren’t always
so forthcoming on this app,
and i always appreciate a good #realreality
so there’s my real reality:
here’s a photo of me on a hike
through an awesome desert landscape
that really kicked my ass. 👍🏻