Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, New Hampshire is one of the most hiked mountains in the world, as someone who have hiked it many times, it is a very fun hike and a hike that is a prelude to bigger mountains, I have hiked many mountains here on my journey I walk on this planet Earth, they all are special in their own way, even though I hiked Mount Washington in New Hampshire many times, the one hike that stands out above all is, Mount Albert in Leadville Colorado, as this mountain was the highest I have ever been at 14,500, I hiked it in the middle of July with a beautiful day of 85 degrees at the start, then once I reached the summit was welcomed by a quick 10min. Snowstorm, then the sun came back out and I enjoyed the view from the summit greatly.
All hikes up whatever mountain you chose to trek, are special and beautiful in their own way, they all give you the chance to take the time to notice all the beauty that is around you, they give you the chance to breathe in fresh clean air, without all the smog of the cities and suburbs, gives you the freedom of spreading your wings sort of speak, unlike where we live at places that are over run with homes so close together, they also give us the chance to notice that we are not alone on this planet and there are other species that share this planet with us, while you are on the trail it is like time stands still, cause we lose track of it while taking in all the beauty around us, which is a far cry from the “I need it now mentality” of our everyday lives that consume us today.
God created this planet for all of us to share, not just in our everyday lives, but in our times of relax as well, some of us think to relax is to go to a place where we can party, drink and sit on an exotic beach somewhere, yet others like to relax in a place that hiking a mountain is the way around, I prefer the latter, as this lets us see the true beauty of God’s creation, just like the true beauty that is deep within all of us, that we take for granted in our fast paced Society in which we live.
” Beauty is in the eye of the be-holder” this is an old saying that has traveled a journey of it’s own throughout the Generations, I say, ” true beauty is deep within us and all around us within this God created planet we live”, the only problem is we don’t take the time to see the true beauty of ourselves, others around us and what God has created for us.
Hiking a mountain may seem like a lot of work, but when you hike while looking at all the beauty around you, makes you forget about the work and makes you relax on your trek up the mountain, to see the trees become smaller on the way up and the view from the top, will simply overwhelm you with what true beauty really means, if we can see the true beauty from the summit of the mountain, than why can’t we see the true beauty within ourselves and each other? When we see all the true beauty around and within us, is when we will share all the love and forget what the word hate means, so let’s all take a trek up a mountain, it doesn’t matter the size of the mountain , just take the trek to see all the true beauty that we all have taken for granted within this society, on this path we walk along our journey of life.
” True beauty is within us and around us, in this God created planet we live”
” Hiking a mountain may seem like a lot of work, but it is work that keeps us in touch with ourselves and everything around us”
” Hiking brings out the real true beauty, it’s when we become consumed with the I need it now mentality, that stops us from seeing the true beauty”