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on the path & trout 4 breakfast

July 31, 2008

Home again from another trip, this time around 7,500′ on the western slope of the Sierra. And I’m still looking for work, walking that new path to the waterfall…

I even had brook trout for breakfast! I caught it myself in Peppermint Creek in Sequoia National Forest, just a few short miles from the Trail of a Hundred Giants. After blessing it with cornmeal, and expressing my thanks and love for this beautiful, graceful creature which I caught on a combination of gold flecked salmon eggs and corn, I cooked it myself in salt, pepper, and corn muffin mix–it filled the iron skillet–and shared it with my friends and family. I cooked up eggs in the hot seasoned skillet, plus corn blueberry pancakes and Peet’s coffee (half French decaf, half Garuda blend).

A beautiful morning, filled with gratitude for a wonderful weekend hiking amongst the giant sequoias, out to the Needles Lookout Tower, and down the creek to the waterfalls and swimming holes, for our sweet shady campsite along Peppermint Creek, and for the opportunity to catch some trout!

(BTW, I am referencing Ray Carver’s poem “Looking for Work” from A New Path to the Waterfall–he wants brook trout for breakfast…you can find it on this blog here)

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  1. July 31, 2008 5:44 am

    Yummm, sounds delicious and the giving thanks to the creature is something I do too, there is a lot of grace in it. The whole trip was cool, I enjoyed the ramble with you, a beautiful part of the world and wonderfully explored in your writing. A sense of place and a sense of self, perfect. And welcome back.

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