- "Continuing our stroll down the Pacific Crest Trail, we arrive at the famous Goat Rocks Wilderness:
Here I stand in splendour overjoyed at the majesty of this place. We worked hard climbing the steep mountain as fast as our feeble legs would carry us. Our goal is a fabled campsite on the Knife's Edge.
We watch the sun sinking as we hike 'round the ridgeline. It was sketchy. Mystery Man posed for a photo below some cliffs. Loose rocks tumbled down missing him by inches. Shaky legs settle. We continue on.
Just as we reach our destination, the sun sets the world ablaze. A thin cloud of smoke amplifies the color, a brilliant gold that fades to red as hot as lava. You would think that Mt. Rainier, looming large across the valley, was erupting.
Then, as darkness reigns, the full moon rises to pierce the shroud of night. We setup camp thankful for more than just the light.
This moment is a highlight of my life, not just 2017. What truly made the moment special, however, was the company I was with. Without Mystery Man there beside me, it was just another sunset in another beautiful place. What was it Christopher Mccandless scratched into the side of that bus?" #happinessrealwhenshared
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