Packs lined up outside the Rivers End Restaurant at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. Their owners inside eating a big breakfast before the big climb out of the gap.
Been here. This is where we hiked to on my backpacking trip. 25 miles. It was so amazing to finally see this place that I’d been working so hard to reach, & when I finally made it, man, what an amazing feeling. Miss it.
"Someday, somewhere - anywhere, unfailingly, you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life."
"I am the sea and nobody owns me."
"Fear is inevitable – I have to accept that - but I cannot allow it to paralyze me."
A Mongolian first-grader with a Mickey Mouse backpack walks home from school, against the backdrop of the Altai mountains. Photo by Andrew Cullen.
(Source: un.org, via lulumcscottsdale)