Dhaulagiri at Dawn from the Kali Gandaki River Gorge. Image by author.

Buddha Grass

Just Another Day in the Himalaya

By W Goodwin

We’re covering ground along a challenging trail, not so much walking as striding, sometimes even scrambling. It’s been a pretty good day so far and it’s not even noon.

We began this day, our fourth day on the trail since departing from the western Nepal village of Pokhara, by slipping out of our down-filled bags at first light. Even though our legs…