“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expland my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” Dalai Lama
Morning sunrise at 11,128ft.
Surprised to find trees up this high so it was an obvious place to sleep and watching the stars was unbelievable. This was a solo backpacking trip and it felt good to own the mountain for the weekend.
Location: Island Lake Rawah Wilderness Colorado
Date & Time: 8/5/2012 – 6:47 AM
Roundtrip: 14.2 miles
Shutter speed: 1/400th of a sec
Aperture: 2.7f. stop