Nine years ago Ivan and I (with a friend and her dog) got lost in the San Gabriel mountains.
We went to see Echo Mountain and the lost hotel and missed the turn and walked for hours (thinking somehow we would walk around the mountain 🤦🏻♀️). It became so beautiful. We were walking next to deer, with sweeping vistas.
At a certain point we realized not only did we not know where we were, we have no reception and the sun was going to come down.
We trekked straight up to see if we could see a view of the city. It was miles away in a cocoon of clouds.
I decided to leg it back the way we came until I got reception, whilst my friend started to panic that she would be eaten by bears 🤷🏻♀️. One of us had to make it back to call for help.
I raced back and Ivan, the lover boy, ran back and forth the increasingly wider distance between my friend and me.
He had been eating these little pellets all day, which we later found out was deer poop, which are considered energy pills ( and what you’re supposed to eat when stuck out in the wilderness 🙍🏻♀️).
I made it back in an hour and waited for my friend for another hour as the sun set watching Ivan race back and forth.
Then we went for a massive meal.
It’s such a great memory ❤️⭐️
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