June 05, 2008

An evening walk on Grey Mountain

I hate to admit it, but I was getting irritable. A lack of good sleep, not being able to get anything done, and waiting for our trip to the specialist were taking their toll on me. Luckily, Eric, a friend I go hiking with, asked if I'd like to join him for a walk along the top of Grey Mountain. I mentioned to Fawn that I needed a hike and she agreed.

That's how I relax - by getting out and going for a hike, breathing fresh air, listening to the wind, and surveying the natural world around me. I am most contented when I can look in every direction and know that, if I really wanted to, I could march off and explore to my heart's content.

The second I stepped out of the car, I could feel myself relaxing. Ahhhh...why don't I do this more often? Why will I never be able to do it often enough?

Cantlie Lake

Mount Lorne from on Grey Mountain

Fun rocks on the mountain.

Looking towards the Takhini.

Alpine flowers.

Eric and Nunuq,  enjoying the bright colours of the new leaves.

Eric and Nanuq.  Nanuq's ears are flapping in the wind.

Much more relaxed.

A soggy place to go hiking sometime.

Sunlight and shadow over Cantlie and Marsh Lakes.


Anonymous said...

If you had become a forest ranger or something comparable (which is what I would have guessed way back when), I wonder if your love of the outdoors and the relaxation you find in it would be the same.

Meandering Michael said...

That's a good question and I honestly don't know the answer. Way back when, I made a decision not to pursue a career in music because I was afraid that it would start to become less of a pleasure and more of an obligation (resulting in a lessening of enjoyment).

Maybe it was a good decision. Maybe it was a bad one. Who knows?

My ultimate dream job is to get paid to hike around and explore places. Know of anyone who's looking to fill a position like that?

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

Gorgeous pictures!