I feel incredibly blessed to have many walking trails right outside our back door and through The Gateway. Even when we lived in the city I sought out the nature walks along the river. It grounds me even if the trail is hard slugging (think tall tall grasses or deep deep snow) or hard to find (mostly cow and deer trails and sometimes they disappear). I love to take my littles on a walk and they love to go. There is always something new to see even, when one walks the same area regularly, if observant and mindful. Plus it seems I sort out a lot of mental headspace when I walk.
Don’t get me wrong though as I love new trails and exploring whether it be here in Canada or around the world. We’ve put in a few kilometers on our hiking boots so many in fact that I need to go shopping this week for new ones as these 14 year old ones have holes in them and I am getting wet feet in the snow. Enjoy some of my favourite WP archive hiking trail shots. Gosh I had trouble stopping myself from adding even more!
I will close with thanks to my two faithful walking companions. My other half doesn’t always come out with me but these two. Well they keep me on the straight and narrow so to speak which is just like the 2 before them. Walk time is walk time to them and they don’t really care if it’s raining or windy or if I have “better” things to do. The photos below were taken on a family “rock” walk down at the river a few weeks ago. The river bank was spectacular and the golden hour didn’t disappoint.
Case in point below about dogs. We skipped the walk in yesterday’s blizzard so today by 3:30 young Skye was very antsy to get going. I had to chose between wind on the prairie or heavy snow in the ravine. Which, to me, is a no brainer as I hate the wind. Totally forgot how tough slugging it is in the trees. I should of had snow shoes on so each step had to be carefull
So here’s to more miles on trails, near or far. They fill up my soul and provide Resiliency. I strongly encourage everyone to just keep moving. Also thankful that Terri over at https://secondwindleisure.com/ hosts #Sundaystills and Becky of https://beckybofwinchester.com/ for hosting #walkingsquares, a new challenge I am partaking of occasionally this month.