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  • Writer's pictureFábio Inácio

Day 71 to 75 - km 2752,9 to km 2892,5

I had a crazy experience in Yosemite Valley. Many people have told me that it's one of the most beautiful places in the US and it probably is but I felt very stressed there. You need a permit for everything, different ones to camp in different places, different ones to go on walks, we almost need a permit to breath! I went back to the PCT as fast as I could where I was free to do whatever I wanted and felt like, I can stop, camp and swim wherever I want, without damaging anything, of course, leaving everything as it was before, #leavenotrace, but this is obvious, right?! It feels so good here in the middle of the mountains, going higher and higher, almost never under 3000 meters. So many lakes, of which the colour of the water is impossible to describe, so many streams going down the mountains, the water is cold and tasty.

On day 72 a ranger asked to see my permit on the top of a mountain. After, he read me a poem that I loved. The day before, after I left Yosemite, a women sang me a song that she had written, and when she finished she got emotional.

On day 73 I had to walk 12 extra km to go into the village to buy food and come back.

On day 74 I saw 17 lakes or more.

Oh, and the silence, sometimes I stop walking and the only thing I hear is nothing, nothing at all. It was one of the best feelings I have ever had in my life, being in the middle of the mountains, looking around and feeingl the beauty of silence. I have no words, this silence doesn't hurt, unlike other types of silence. What a beautiful world, let's take care of it! Yes?!

Day 71 (18,2 km) - Back to the trail after crazy Yosemite rollercoaster;

Day 72 (32,5 km) - In love with the Sierras;

Day 73 (7,1 km) - Town time;

Day 74 (44,8 km) - Lakes & more lakes;

Day 75 (37 km) - The beauty of silence.

– I am travelling with Iati Seguros, if you buy any of its insurance through any link on my blog you get 5% discount.  

– All the pictures with Samsung Galaxy S10.

This as all the other articles on this site are translated by my good friend Devo Forbes!!

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