Monday, October 30, 2006

autumn perspective

We hiked the trail to the top of Black Mountain, we had never been here before, didn't know what to expect, except hopefully to find the hidden geocache there.

While hiking the 2 miles to the top, we would get occasional glimpses through the trees of mountains in the distance. After climbing 700' in elevation from our start at the parking lot, we were rewarded with a 360 degree panorama that was spectacular on this clear crisp fall day.

There's really nothing like sitting on top of a mountain, looking out to the horizon, to put things into perspective and clear your mind.

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~John Muir


colleen said...

Look like home to me. person and in photo.

Motherkitty said...

Who is that lovely person staring off into the distance? Could that be our own mountain climber, Susan? I get the willies just thinking about the height, thank you very much. They once got me hiking in the Garden of the Gods in Southern Illinois. As I came around a rock face and turned around, I realized I was above the tree line and about passed out. They had to come get me down. I was such a wuss.

Lovely view though. At least I don't have to climb that danged mountain to see what you saw. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful. I was standing on a rock much like that as well on our hike should have had hubby snap a photo of me.

Great minds think alike. *G*

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Motherkitty...there's a Garden of the Gods in Colorado too.

Susan...I love that photo of you on top of the mountain. I climbed Black Mountain in the early l990's.