The trail is a profound place to be. I have followed paths through wildernesses that have enveloped me with fragrances; pristine colors; the wonder of trees; creeks, boulders … The trail is where I escape concrete, street lamps, and automobiles. Some examples:
Specimen Mountain Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park; Rolling Creek Trail, Pike National Forest; Mount Falcon Park trails, Indian Hills; Death Canyon Trail, Grand Teton National Park; Cedar Falls Trail, Petit Jean State Park; and Adam Falls Trail / Mount Craig Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park … for a short list.
I’ll close with this. There is a book worth looking into, entitled Last Child In The Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder, written by Richard Louv. Second item, I want to acknowledge that I have had some serious “blogger’s block” (like writer’s block). My continued visits to my favorite blogs have been a part of this “calling” out of my own wildernesses, to finally get a post written again. Interesting how that works, bloggers helping bloggers. We all have our trails, and sometimes they are difficult.