Morning Mountain

Hiking day!

What I realized today – even if it isn’t alpine – even if it isn’t filled with bliss and “wows,” it’s still getting out there and moving my body and breathing in nature – and I need it. I physically need to be out there. After almost six hours of hiking, I came home and lay back in a hot bubble bath, feeling at peace.

So – Morning Mountain. It’s a decent shoulder season hike – a bit like Butter: dozens of mountain bike trails, getting to the top of the mountain with lovely views, beautiful larches. Helen and I bushwhacked the last bit for a warm, sunny lunch spot.

The trail is pretty – and the whole day just felt good.

So – a good day. I had a nice them on the way up (stats – about 14K, 600 metres and 5.45 hours). I hiked at the back of a small pack and just stayed in my mind, working on the plot of my next story (writing day tomorrow) and I like where it’s taking me. I’m eager to get it down tomorrow.

Compared to last year at this time – what a difference! I feel purposeful and excited about my life. I’ve discovered an amazing place in the world – fabulous mountains, beautiful people – and my writing has taken a new direction. My writing is taking me to the place I always needed to be. And this, of course, is the perfect time to be in this place.

Life is awesome!

About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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