Charles bridge in #prague that leads to the castle. Apparently this bridge was laid under superstitious circumstances in 13th century and its expected to bring good luck 😳. A breathtaking view. #travel#backpacking#europe
My early morning drive to GUMO was smooth, and the hike to Devil's Hall was fantastic. A perfect Saturday. Everything else did not go as planned. The park ranger mentioned that winds had been gusting at 45-50mph, and the forecast put the night's low in the 30s. I wasn't worried. My tent was well staked, and I have 0-15 degree sleeping bag. I was cozy. I climbed into bed around 730 after the sunset and decided to read. Having only gotten three hours of sleep the night before, I lasted ten minutes. As I turned off my headlamp and rolled over to sleep I felt a familiar ache in my right shoulder. A chronic pain from a years old injury. Likely a rotator cuff problem the doctors say. Occasionally it begins to ache when my arms are pinned to my sides for too long, during a long movie for instance. It will usually subside after a few minutes once I'm free to move things around, but the tent is small, 90"x32"x36", and I am not. There are only a few inches of space to move in any direction. I adjust and readjust until the pain eases back some. I expect to fall asleep, and I do. ...for twenty minutes. Lying there, unmoving, the pain reignites which forces me awake. Again I move and adjust, and again I fall asleep. Fifteen minutes. This goes on, repeating endlessly for six hours. Each time I wake up hoping it's been a few hours only to find it's been minutes. Each time I think, I can stand up, go outside and move around and eventually the pain will go away. ...but it's near to 35 degrees and the winds are blowing hard. I can feel my tent strained against the wind, and the air outside of the sleeping bag is frigid. I start to feel trapped. It's only 130, five more hours until dawn, five more hours of pain, and five more hours of restless sleep fifteen minutes at a time. I broke. Within minutes my tent was broken down and my camp is hastily thrown into the back of my car. By 2am I'm back on the road. Many hours, multiple cups of coffee, and a half
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