The hardest part of a trek is just starting. The uncertainty of a new trail, uneven terrain, starting the battle uphill, finding a sustainable pace, studying the route ahead & finding your stride.
Finally easing into a satisfying routine, my preference is the 3-5 mile trail length. It allows me to tackle a few trails in a day and more variety.
It is so alluring to seek out the remoteness, isolation and peaceful quiet of the trail. No competing priorities. No meaningless drama. Time to think and let your mind wander. Disconnecting from the heaviness of the outside world has become a welcome refuge for me. It has the ability to heal, calm & refocus my core the way that few other things can.
Occasionally I will stop in the middle of nowhere just to take a deep breath of fresh air & do a 360……that moment always makes me smile and, more importantly, appreciate the natural resources that have been bestowed upon us.
You are reminded of the power of nature…… the potential to inspire, teach us resilience, transform with the every season & just find the beauty in the simple things in life.
I’ll keep going back to these roots and exposing others as well. Come join me….. the experiences on the trail are priceless!