kpickell sorry about your feet. Hope you're still able to get out in natural settings once in awhile.
Kamila that's very beautiful what you wrotereminds me of some of my solo hikes in New Mexico. The mountains, the wind, the thunder, etc. are so much more powerful than me, and I respect them deeply as a result. I draw on their energy, beautythat's what I mean by a spiritual experience.
tearhsong2 I love Utahvery beautiful. Like you, I'm not able to hike in the mountains/desert right now due to residency, but I'm hoping to eventually end up in Colorado near family and the mountains.
Final Aeon Haven't tried canyoningsomeday I hope to. I also want to go ice climbing sometime. Climbing is very addictingthe whole experience brings me a tremendous amount of joy.
epski I agree with you completely, except the part about running.
Some of my best experiences have been in the desert in New Mexico.
mer-girl know exactly what you mean. When I run in the morning, everything else just seems to go better throughout my day. Good luck with the marathon if you decide to run it...agree about the diet part too.
blinkered wow, good luck with the mountain leader award. Unfortunately, I don't have as much time to climb/hike as I used to, but I think about it almost everyday. I look forward to finishing residency and moving close to the mountains again.