Yes, hiking with friends and groups is wonderful, but if I want the full benefit of being outdoors, there’s nothing like being solo – with maybe Abby with me – and Simon.
Today, a glorious, warm sunny day – we headed up Maple Mountain: blue and pink trails in a big loop.
And all worries faded and disappeared. Politics vanished. All the troubles of the world – erased. All there was: me, Abby, the trees and mosses and streams – the warmth of the sun illuminating all the beauty around me.