“When this old world starts getting me down And people are just too much for me to face…”
Not being a city girl, I have never escaped the hustling crowd by climbing the stairs to find solitude “Up on the Roof”, like the Carole King/Gerry Goffin song describes. I prefer to travel to and explore places of natural quiet where there is (ideally) no human presence. Wilderness is my favorite Get Away. I am heading out tomorrow to Strawberry Mountain Wilderness in the Mahleur National Forest on my very first backpacking trip. I will not be tethered to a powered vehicle or a “civilized” infrastructure for three whole days. I will be relying on my own two feet and the company of a few experienced hikers. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for more than 40 years!
I have done day hikes in designated Wilderness before, but never an overnight. It is extremely important that our group Leave No Trace of our visit. Keeping wild spaces as pristine as possible ensures that conservation and spiritual values are not compromised.
If we lose the ability to get away from the impact of human domination, we may lose sight of humility and perspective altogether.
safe travels on your extended hike – 🙂 sounds like your perfect type of getaway
Thanks! I am quite excited! 🙂
Looking forward to hearing about your overnight journey Priscilla. Agree with you about a getaway to nature is among the finest adventures available to us. So great to leave the chaos and enjoy the peace of nature’s glory.
Anticipating the quiet, the spaciousness, and the chance to be fully present with new things. 🙂
Gorgeous photos. Lucky you to have such a place to get away to.
Thanks! Always looking for great places in nature.
Me too. A good pastime. Welcome
I hope you had a great backpacking adventure. I’ve never been so bold. I do need a potty! Great pictures.
I do appreciate plumbing, but I also appreciate the spectacles you can’t see in ‘civilization’.
Happy hiking. Look forward to hearing how it goes.
Just got back! Absolutely fabulous and delightful in every way. 🙂