I stop my trek upward for a moment of reflection. It’s early morning and there are deer up ahead in the grassy fields. They are munching happily on the dried grasses; I stand in awe of their beauty. Further ahead just past the clearing is a grove of trees...
and away from it all... It's refreshing for the soul and personal spirit and clears the mind. Life used to be simpler. Now it's more complicated but hiking in the woods seems to always bring me back to basics and help me make life a bit simpler... what I need it to be.
I love to hike sometimes just a day hike other times for a few days. Camping is another thing I love but today it's hiking .
Now i'm not telling because I hate letting people know about this place . But I found a hike I could not resist , it's just 8 miles one way
so I hike it by...
Everyday I open the shade and look outside searching for tracks or wildlife nearby. On my hike today the snow shows all the activity around. I watched thick clouds moved in quickly by the wind rustling through the leaves left in the trees. I stood in the forest opening...
Every week I climb up Kennesaw mountain (or some other trail like stone mountain). I usually hike about 12 miles. First I go up one side of the mountain over the saddle to little kennesaw down to pigeon hill then to cheatem hill. On my back up little kennesaw.
I had plans to hike and it rained that day. In the special grove where the land is sacred. On this day I walked right next to a newborn deer who seemed surprised and didn't expect to see someone on trail this day. The forest full with spring lush and green.
Always something new..an animal print
Some fur, a feather
What was it & where did it go?
New branches different colors
Makes me feel alive
Rejuvinates my spirit
Sunny days nite time, snow time anytime
... I'm so ready to be back on the trail again .... Still very much a novice, my first trip this year just seemed to wet my appetite .... This next one is going to be solo .... Just me, the trail, and a 33 lbs backpack .... Call me crazy, but right now that seems a little like...