Wild Wonders

I do love this season of hiking in the Sierra Nevada.  Everything is a wonder to me in this wilderness playground.  I am amazed by the simplest things.  Traits of a Montessori teacher, I suppose.  We are conditioned to see the world from a child’s point of view.  Children are fascinated by everything and they notice everything.  Observing nature and delighting in it…that so-called “sense of wonder” is innate.  It is only natural to feel a connection to that child’s inner sense when roaming these wilderness trails and backcountry.

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Dragon Lakes

It’s funny how I can get comfortable living without something until I get a tiny little taste of it.  Suddenly, I realize how much that thing fills my heart and body with joy and life.  My hubby and I have been hiking in the Sierra together for fifteen years now and it is so much a part of who we are.  We have had some pretty amazing adventures over the years as we have discovered and grown our mountain skills together.  Last season’s Sierra outings were frustratingly few and far between and we have been anxiously awaiting a new season and new adventure!  Well, to be honest, we don’t even need a big adventure.  At this point we would settle for a nice, simple, life-giving trek on a trail.

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