making some introductions

This weekend started with what is, for me, always been a great omen: a view of the Thompson / Fraser confluence.

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It generally means a view of this follows shortly after.

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This trip up the Stein valley had a delightful compliment of folks for whom it was their first time enjoying this space. Once I realized this it was wonderful watching them take it in for the first time.

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I also never seem to tire of it. It has a lotta beauty.

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We explored the petroglyphs and then Sara and Tess decided to reenact some of the positions described.

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The piece that, no doubt, inspired the park logo was found among the images.

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Miki and I found an access way to maximum gnar, but James had other designs.

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Miki, having overcome the requisite trials, assumed control of the prized sunning rock.

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I got lost alternately in the sky, the ants, and the water.

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Others enjoyed the space more actively.

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Because the valley runs east-west, the sun sets behind one peak and then returns from behind others making for a perpetual and occasionally repeating sunset. I caught one of the earlier ones, about 6:30 pm, but the last didn’t happen until after 9 pm.

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The next day Thomas joined us for the hike out and then those without Monday work commitments prepared for a second night of adventure.

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I expect to visit this valley bottom again this summer. It is energizing.

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