I’m about ready to head south again. As smoke from innumerable fires both inside and out of Glacier fill the skies, I’m thankful that I’m spending September in Yellowstone National Park. My blogging has slowed as I’ve doubled down on my hiking, but that will bring hiking blogs all throughout the offseason.
Yellowstone is a crazy place. From the spectacular such as the numerous megafauna (bison, elk, bears, wolves, etc) and geysers to the broad, sweeping valleys and petrified trees, there is much to see. The deeper I go, the more I find and the more I fall in love. The longer I stay in any national park, the more I realize the folly in the phrase, “Oh, we’ve done such and such a park.” The great joy is that they’re never done. Each new trail, each new season, and even each new year changes the face, the experience.
I’ll resurface more towards the end of September. For now, it’s dust on the shoes with camera in hand awaiting whatever each bend has for me. The mountains don’t come to you, you must go to them.
The trail awaits…