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  • Tuesday, May 7, 2013

    Photo: Splake and the Presidential Range


    I took this photo in 2011 in New Hampshire's White Mountains.

    THE STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO...

    In the Presidential Range of New Hampshire's White Mountains, we stopped to savor this view. Actually, we didn't stop for the view as much as the view stopped us.

    If it were exactly two months before, you would have found me at a desk staring at a computer screen. The cubicle walls surrounding me had been replaced by mountain views. Views that forced me to wonder why I wasted so much of my life slaving away. I guess it just seemed like the responsible thing to do at the time. I realize now how decidedly irresponsible that was.

    My phone beeped in my pocket. At this elevation, it managed to find a strong enough signal to receive a text from a friend back in the real world.

    "Ahh, why can't it be Saturday?" the message said.

    I replied back, "It isn't Saturday? Funny, it definitely feels like Saturday."
      
      
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    A Backpacker's Life List by Ryan Grayson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.