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“The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise... Instead He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)
Thoughts I’ve had about God and His timing this week:
• Why are you taking so long?
• Don’t you know how important this is? Why have you left me?
•Am I wasting my time?
• Are you trying to teach me patience, or are you just never going to come through?
(Yeah I’m pretty presumptuous)
This morning I was reminded that God is a gentleman who will not force Himself anywhere He is not invited. I was reminded that His timing is perfect, and if I think something is taking too long it may be worth examining what areas of my heart I’m holding back. That He is working all things out for my good, and that things may be happening at the pace that is required to produce the best result in me. He will not force things to happen quicker if they need to happen more slowly for my own good.
Just when I think I’ve got something figured out I can count on my pride to get in the way. One thing I can count on is that I will have to continue every day, possibly for the rest of my life, to choose to subvert my will to His. #diedaily#mountains#travel#time#perspective#utah
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Learning the art of turning back.
In a place where you can't see even 3 steps in front of you, all footsteps are erased by the wind in 5 seconds, even *I* get blown away, every exposed skin feels like it is being whipped, my mind has blanked and all I could do was take a step forward. After all, we only have an hour to go, right? Granted, every second feels like a life and death battle (it probably was) but come on. Just a bit more.
I learned that when they meant they cannot see a thing, it was true. I stood for 10 seconds not knowing where to go because i literally see nothing but white.
I learned that your weight meant nothing with the wind. She'll mercilessly, and unrelentlessly whip every single part of you.
I learned that with the right equipment, your hair, your jacket, bags and everything else can be frozen and yet you can still be warm. (I had some of the right equipment. Some does NOT cut it).
I learned that "freezing" (0c) is actually warm. Make it -10c or lower plus wind? Yep, 0c is warm.
I learned that you have to know when to turn back. Screw that "keep on going" and "never give up" crap. Sometimes you have to cut your losses and turn back.
Not just in the mountains.
In life we have to know when to say stop. So we need to know that often we don't get to the end. We don't reach our goal. Which is why we need to appreciate the journey. So that even if we didn't reach the end, we still had a great time on the way.
But we have to try. Sometimes lady luck smiles down at us when we least expect it and we actually end up reaching what it is we wanted. We have to give it our best shot still, and keep on going... til a certain point.
What that certain point is, I have no idea. Even when I was in that snow storm, I had no idea. But someone else did.
So bring someone with you, if you can. Someone who knows better, someone who can actually tell you to stop, or encourage you to keep on going.
That someone can be a partner, a friend, a fellow enthusiast. No man is an island, and we shouldn't try to be one.
Mountains never stops imparting her wisdom... the hard way. So i'd better learn quick. Haha. #frozenhair#musings#winterhike#mountains
Part 1/3 Aventure "nordique" aux caribous des bois ❄️ Cadran : 3h00am
Prévision météo : minimum de -40 à 5h00am avec un maximum de -25 vers 12h00. Petite éclaircie prévu entre 10h00 et 11h00. Vent en augmentation au courant de la journée allant de 30 à 80km/h.
Objectif : Prospecter l'habitat naturel du caribou des bois en hiver
Voici l'histoire :
Je me lève à 3h00am tout excité de partir en montagne à la recherche des caribous. J'avais préparé mon sac la veille, alors il ne me restait pas grand chose à faire à part manger 5-6 oeufs, un bon verre de lait et du fromage. Je fais mon petit lunch pour la journée et je me prépare 2 bouteilles d'eau de 1L. Vers 4h00am, j'arrive sur les lieux pour débuter mon aventure aux caribous. Il fait -31 + le vent et je suis encore à côté de mon auto. Il va faire frette en titi ! Bien que la lune soit quasiment pleine, c'est le noir absolu parce qu'il y a présence de nuages. Je mets maintenant mon linge d'ascension en question. Qu'est-ce que je mets ?! Je décide de mettre une doudoune sans coquille étant donné que la neige n'est pas tellement présente et qu'il fait froid en tabarnouche.
La montée se passe bien. Je voulais prendre mon temps et surtout ne pas avoir chaud parce qu'avoir chaud (au point de suer) dans cette température... c'est un peu le cauchemar. Vers 5h00am, je tombe sur les premiers signes de présence de caribous. C'est encourageant ! Il est maintenant 6h30 et je commence à avoir un peu plus de difficulté avec le froid. Je ne sais pas il faisait combien à ce moment, mais tout est gelé. J'avais bien pacté mon sac en mettant mon eau et ma nourriture proche d'une source de chaleur, mais ce n'était pas suffisant... mon eau est gelé de A à Z et ma nourriture est dure comme de la roche.... (suite en commentaire)