One of the things Covid19 has done is isolate many of us from one another. It has also inspired a lot of us to get outside into nature to go climbing, hiking, swimming, kayaking, boating and camping. This is one positive out of this horrible pandemic. I am currently climbing the mountains in Maine and New Hampshire, as well as kayaking and swimming with family here. We are a "pod" and take every precaution during our adventures. It has been a glorious summer with awesome weather! I am truly impressed with the amount of families and others who pass us on the trails. Hiking groups are continuing, now with masks and social distancing, but these are becoming a part of our new normal. When I sit on top of a mountain like Willard in the White Mountains or Pleasant Mountain in Maine, I am amazed at the sheer beauty of our earth. The sounds of birds and crickets, the laughter of little children running down the path, the still quiet in the deep woods, the smells of pine and earth, the majestic changing hues of a sunset over sparkling waters, the broad expanse of stars spread out over the night sky. So put down the electronics and get outside!
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