John Muir Trail: Type 2 Fun

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Reg traverses the narrow path across the summit of 11,926 ft. Glen Pass, definitely Type 2 Fun.

The packers were sharing stories of some of their crazy adventures when I first heard the term “Type 2 Fun,” an experience that is no fun as you live it, but in retrospect, one of the best times of your life. For the record, “Type 1 Fun” is enjoyable from start to finish. The dreaded “Type 3 Fun” is that never again feeling you get when you simply hope to make it home in one piece.
Below is a link to an interesting article Outside magazine published on the subject. It explains why Reg and I keep going back to long distance trekking; the idea of a harmonious passion, or being absorbed in an activity that you choose to do because you love how it makes you feel.

Above are some examples of our Type 2 Fun days.

Slide 1 11,926 Glen Pass, Slide 2 and 312,130 Pinchot Pass Slide 4 and 512,100 ft. Mather Pass


Marie Lake shimmers below 10,898 ft. Selden Pass.

The mountain pass climbs were definitely Type 2 Fun for us, but once to the top, with gorgeous views like this, the experience quickly became Type 1 Fun.
Tomorrow I’ll share more fun from our journey to the top of Selden Pass. I promise you won’t want to miss it!

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  1. Lori

    Following along. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Trails

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