Blessings of One Mountain Day

Greetings and Salutation! In lieu of words, my own anyway, I will simply post some pictures from a recent backpacking trip in the Trinity Alps Wilderness and quotes from John Muir. I hope you enjoy and please get out into the mountains, deserts or some wild place and away from this computer!

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”

~John Muir (in a letter to his sister)

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…the blessing of one mountain day; whatever his fate, long life or short life, stormy or calm, he is rich forever.

~ John Muir “My First Summer in the Sierra”

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Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.

~ John Muir (“Our National Parks”)

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2 Comments on “Blessings of One Mountain Day”

  1. Kelly says:

    Beautiful pictures, Dave! Thanks for sharing. Your mountains look very different than ours 🙂 Though it is fall here and such a breath-taking time of year. It makes it hard to do school with the kids, so instead we just let them run and enjoy it before it gets too cold 🙂 I hope your family is doing well.

    • dhlafever says:

      Thanks for reading and commenting Kelly! I love thinking about your kids “running and enjoying it before it gets too cold!” I think this sounds like the most appropriate form of school at this time of year before the cold, snow and darkness drive us inside. One last exultation of joy for short sleeves, the sun, and the warmth of summer!


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