I don't like the word hiking. People ought to saunter in the mountains - not 'hike'! Do you know the origin of the word saunter? It's a beautiful word. Away back in the middle ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in the villages through which they passed asked where the were going they would reply, 'A la sainte terre', 'To the Holy Land.' And so they became known as the sainte-terre-ers or saunterers. Now these mountains are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently, not 'hike' through them (John Muir).
We recently enjoyed to saunter through the South and East Rim Trail and we were taken away by the breathtaking views.
7/2/2019 06:09:08 pm
So love following your blog, Peggy and Merlot’s Travels!!! I so miss all my FB people and those who are traveling new paths. I’m now in Owasso, OK, closer to family. But I would love to come see you I. South Texas while you are there! Love you all!
7/3/2019 11:08:59 am
I totally agree! So often people on trails are so intent on getting to the destination that they never slow down to enjoy what there is to see along the way.
7/3/2019 03:41:20 pm
Would love to have you here. We are heading out to Arkansas on August 1st.
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