Today I’m thankful for hiking.
I was able to spend a few days hiking in the mountains several months ago. I enjoy hiking. I detest camping. So when I say “spend a few days hiking in the mountains” it means it was more rambling after lunch and sleeping on comfy beds. No tents were harmed by use. We were at least above 2,100 meters (7,000 feet) the entire time. The picture is what I saw each morning.
It was stunning. I grew up in a very flat region. It was heavily glaciated during the last Ice Age. Flat really is flat. I love the mountains and am happiest in them. John Muir got that bit right. I wish I could claim some ancestral link to mountain dwellers, but that’s nonsense, and my folk mostly came from marshy areas. We’re people of the flat and wet.