To some just hiking in genral is out of the question, for various reasons like maybe it’s too much work, or maybe just afraid of the unknown? For me, I do it because it is fun, the views from the top are awesome and with each trip the view is different, depending on the situation or the weather, being outside with nature and seeing it’s beauty sometimes can take your breathe away, or even help you think clearly when times are tough and you can’t focus good enough to fix our daily problems, it’s kind of like an outlet to re-focus, relax the mind, body and soul, so I can come back to the real world and be better and stronger moving forward on my journey called life.
Mount Washington is nestled within the White Mountains of New Hampshire, it stands at 6,288 feet and is known as the “Worlds worst weather”, when hiking this mountain you have to be prepared for anything, you just can’t go up the trail in sandals, shorts and a t-shirt, as even in the summer it can snow and become very dangerous as you reach the summit, as you start your trek at the bottom of the mountain, it can be sunny and 80 degrees, but as you climb and get above the trees, the weather can change in the blink of an eye, not to mention what you may encounter along the trail? Maybe a bear, or a moose? No need to be scared of hiking this awesome mountain, just be prepared for anything you may encounter.
Hiking Mount Washington is the most beautiful thing you can do, just to see what nature holds and what beauty God has created for us to enjoy, in life sometimes we go around with blinders on and don’t appreciate what is around us, when times are tough, we don’t find that outlet in order to re-focus, fix our troubles, so we can move on stronger and better then we were before, hiking is a good outlet, it doesn’t have to be Mount Washington, it can be a smaller mountain, just something where we can go, to re-focus, relax and be outside with nature, to think, clear our minds of all the daily crap, that builds up and eats us away, to the point where we become sick, or even become something or someone we are not, being outside with nature and seeing it’s beauty is the best therepy we can get and it’s free, it is there stareing us in the face, but we do not see it, cause again we have those blinders on and only see what we want to see.
There are many ways to hike up mount Washington, no matter what way you go, you will see the true beauty of that Mountain, I like the trail called the Boot Spur, it may be longer to the summit, but it gives me more time with nature and to see it’s beauty, which helps me clear my mind, body and soul of all the daily crap, plus as an added bonus, if it’s a clear sunny day, the views are breathe taking and very much worth the time, when you do reach the summit, you will see the van shuttle bringing up tourists along the auto road of the mountain, yes you can have someone bring you up the auto road in a shuttle? Although it is not a way I recommend, as to experience the true beauty of the mountain, you have to hike it, not to mention the huge feeling of accomplishment, as for some we don’t have enough of in this world of technology and easy living, we live today, it is accomplishments like this, that makes us feel good about ourselves, so we don’t dwell in our sorrows and failures of yesterday, which keeps us from moving forward, to be better and stronger as we walk our journies.
Mount Washington is truely a beautiful work of art, that God our father has created for us, it is also a place to go that we can be closer to him as we feel we need to? God created this Mountain and other places like this for all of us, to enjoy and use as we see fit, as long as we don’t abuse it, or dirty it, so others that follow, will also get to experience the beauty it holds, sometimes in this what we call a “rat race” of life, we don’t take the time to see what is in front of us, or even take much needed time for ourselves, which is hugely important to keep us truely healthy, it is when we are truely healthy, that we are at our happiest,while spreading love and empathy to those around us, which then spreads to Society around this planet of Earth, instead of the unhealthyness, which does nothing but spread sadness and hatred, it is time we all get back to nature, take a hike, it does not have to be something like mount Washington, it can be smaller, or even a nature trail through the woods? just as long we are seeing something different, so we can clear our mind, body and soul and taking time for ourselves, to re-focus as we move along our journey of life.
Hiking Mount Washington is a journey not all of us will encounter, but it is a journey that will help us see different parts of nature and a journey you can take, that each time you take it, you will see something different each and every time, no matter how many times you climb this beautiful mountain, God simply out did himself when he created this mountain, no matter what the season is when you trek this mountain and no matter how hard you feel this mountain is, it is definitly a journey well worth the trip, along our journey of life as we walk this God created Earth,so what are you waiting for? get out there, find a trail, see new things, clear your mind, body and soul, so we all can live in true happiness, while spreading true love and empathy towards each other, without all the daily crap weighing us down and making us something we are not, life may seem long, but in reality it is too short and not worth walking our journey of life, without really experiencing the true beauty that we are meant to experience, so let’s throw away the blinders and let’s experience what God created for us, with open minds and open eyes and take the weight of all the crap off our shoulders and bury it forever, so we can be happy, while spreading love and empathy towards each other.