How To Not Climb Mt. Rinjani

I had a dream last night that a friend and I attempted to climb a mountain. It was going to take two days. We didn’t have enough food, and we started late and low on energy. At one point, we were discouraged from going farther by three men feeding a bunch of baby coyotes on a tennis court. I woke with an eerily familiar feeling. I recognized it from the time I failed to climb to the top of the second highest point in Indonesia, Mt. Rinjani. It was all the same as it had been in the dream, everything but the baby coyotes. Continue reading