The simpler paths

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I’ve been reminiscing about some of my visits to the U.S. National Parks, of which I’ve seen many.  What a great blessing.  And truth be told, as much as I enjoy international travel, if my passport ever was to be snatched away from me for good, I’d be content to travel to the American parks for the rest of my adventure-seeking life.

I’ll be posting some photos here of these adventures and as I consider which ones to include, I expect I’ll bump up against this emerging realization: many of my favorite moments did not come from depth (death) defying and perilous treks, but rather from some of the simpler ones.

Hiking into the Grand Canyon was amazing.  Journeying through the Zion Virgin Narrows was incredible.  Getting lost and then being found out on the Death Valley Mesquite Sand Dunes was… life changing (eventually).  Those hikes were difficult and awesome!

But I remember how much I also loved the long stretch of tranquil green dabbled inside of a Sedona red rock landscape, the flat and winding trail in Joshua Tree (photo above), and the easy, peaceful descent into Bryce Canyon.

Simpler paths can be the better paths.

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