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WHAT IS THIS BLOG ABOUT

This is a blog about me chronicling my outdoor adventures to share with others. And photography takes the center stage. You can always find my photography work on A Dose of the Great Outdoors on Facebook, Instagram, 500px, EyeEm, Flickr, Twitter, G+, Tumblr, Viewbug, FineArtAmerica, Medium and Ello. Also, my photography website on Wix showcases my recent work.

Life is short, and there are so many places to visit and explore, and it is extremely important to live a happy life.

The purpose of our lives is to be happy. – Dalai Lama

High Sierra Trail, backpacking High Sierra Trail, Sequoia, Sequoia National Park, Crescent Meadow, Lone Pine Campground, overnight parking lot, shuttle, Lone Pine, Bearpaw Campground, Precipice Lake, Moraine Lake, Kern Hot Springs, the Great Western Divide, bears, bear canister, lakes, lake, PCT, JMT, Wallace Creek, Guitar Lake, Hitchcock Lakes, Mt. Whitney, Mt. Hitchcock, Junction Crest, sunrise, hiking, backpacking, Whitney Portal, Lone Pine Lake, Whitney summit hut, full moon, Timberline Lake, Crabtree, PCT'ers, JMT'ers, hot springs,
Watched the sunrise at the top of Mt. Whitney after completing the 8 night/9 day High Sierra Trail backpacking trip. It was one of the highlights from the trip.

 

My near-term plan is to backpack the John Muir Trail and other similar length trails, until I am ready for the PCT. I recently finished backpacking the High Sierra Trail. After running into the traffic of the JMT’ers and the PCT’ers, I am inclined to do other backpacking trips now. At the moment, I am very interested in the Sierra High Route.

Every time I put on my hiking boots and hit the trail, I wonder what Mother Nature has in store for me. And I love capturing the beauty in every corner of the mountains where I always find myself small and humble.

LOVE WHAT YOU DO AND DO WHAT YOU LOVE. DON’T LISTEN TO ANYONE ELSE WHO TELLS YOU NOT TO DO IT. YOU DO WHAT YOU WANT, WHAT YOU LOVE. IMAGINATION SHOULD BE THE CENTER OF YOUR LIFE. ― RAY BRADBURY

Life is short, and we all die in the end. So, what matters is how we live our lives till the moment when we take the last breath. How happily or how regrettably we live is entirely up to us. And I am determined to live my life as happily as I can.

Do not forget that time never stays still. When the moment of truth nears, we are not going to have a do-over. Live to the fullest.

This is my journey to stay happy.

[Updated: 9/11/2016]