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[TR] Trinity Alps - Thompson & Caesar - 7/4/2013


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Trip: Trinity Alps - Thompson & Caesar -


Date: 7/4/2013


Trip Report:

A mid-summer solace, breaking the burdensome involvement of timber industry interning. Imazapyr dreams, glyphosate gluttony, madrone massacres, and fire fumbling- requiring a sizable portion of time, yet restoring confidence in the common folks' consumptive needs. Wood is a wise renewable resource after all. Far too many pious peoples run amok, aghast at the thought of chainsaw against cambium. Does food not come from drained & clearcut wetland, a medium which supports a greater biodiversity than forest? Do you not cleanse your curmudgeon of a cornhole with forest derived fiber product? In light of food crop, concrete, steel, and polymer problems, the tension over tree harvest is truly trifling.


The Trinity Alps- among only a few true temptations within reach of the unsavory solitude of Southern Oregon. The redwoods present another attraction, however, ambulation through the great noble and erect phallus-land is best saved for the acquaintance of a lovely young lady. Unfailingly strong, girth-gifted shafts in every direction- ether in the feminine fantasy- erogenous exploration and high desire. This time it was not to be; wondrous wood will have to wait.


Broheim and I set out south, the ladies having fell out of formation in favor of civil things. Just two dudes on the road, a-flood with unfulfilled ambitions, inaccurate presumptions, and clever conspiracies. Before long, we began the hike amid indecently hot weather- a savage punishment for sins afore and an afternoon start. Lusting for lake immersion and ample water supply, we quickly covered the approach- some miles more parched than what is right for middle class Americans. We reached the lake at sunset- and what a fine place it is. There we unexpectedly encountered two groups of familiar faces, and together we joined- becoming a trio of trinity clans. It was a serene night set in a most impeccable place. Galactic grandiosity, emotional unearthings, and unacquainted experiences- a substantiation of summer serendipity.


Our communal arrangement carried through the next morning, until ambitions arose and split the summit fevered from normal folk. Thompson was the target, and a jolly good route of granite gullies and ridge scrambling brought us to the top. Virtuous views of the range rewarded us- ample fuel for future schemings. Wedding cake, our prior trinity transgression, poised strikingly nearby- conjuring memories sealed and days gone by. Satiated with the moment at hand, we took to laziness at the peak- at ease among the epic surroundings. Time taken to peruse the register rewarded first-rate wisdom from a fledging lady poet:


"It is only when we realize

that less is more

and time is relative

that the simple joys of life present


Think of where you have been, hardships

you have overcome and burdens you have


Think of where you are and the power

and endurance inside of you that has

enabled you to be here.

Think of the future and where you can and will be in days and years to come.

Life is the best gift of all.

Please enjoy it and never look back"


Awed by intellect, impassioned by perspicacity- new appreciations for a lady afar.


The next morning saw us to the summit of Caesar peak- a marvelous means of beginning our final day. Krummholz clambering and a rocky ridge stroll lead quickly to the top- a beautiful perch with views perhaps better than taller Thompson next door... Lakeside lounging and swimming before hiking out- digging the deep blue divinity before reacquaintance with society. A short but oh so sweet galavant into a mountain grandeur-land. So sublime.


Grizzly Lake at sunset






Lake-side Camp



Headed up Thompson



Summit lounging



Wedding Cake



On descent



Mirror lake, Sawtooth, and Canyon Creek from summit of Caesar





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