Saturday, December 3, 2016
There are a number of great hiking trails in the state parks and national forests in the western Washington mountains. I have had the opportunity to hike on a few of them and I'm just getting started. We hiked high above a river gorge and the wind swept evergreens smelled so sweet! We passed a lovely waterfall and listened to the roaring water as it passed over the cliff.
Looking up we see the mountains high above peeking through an open space along the trail. On the trail we cross over the rocks that serve as stepping stones across the mountain run-off. Below is rushing water. It is beautiful up here. The sounds and the smells awaken the inner soul. Peace.