Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Nature Trails

Nature trails are one of my favorite places to go. They're a journey and a destination. It's these trails that I travel to get to some of my favorite places, and at the same time they are some of my favorite places.

You can accomplish many things by walking along these trails. As you travel through these wilderness walkways, you get to see all of nature in action. You can see just about everything right from the trails. Going here and breathing the air can be one of the most enjoyable experiences you could ever have.

You can go in here to get rid of several negative emotions. Stay in the forest for even an hour or two and you'll come out feeling much better. Anger or sadness or anxiety can melt away. I know this for sure. I've used these trails to help with all three and more.

Even if you're feeling just fine, walking along trails like these is a fun outing you can have whenever you want. You can go alone or even go with your family or friends, or even your dog sometimes. This nice quiet exercise is good for everyone.

The best part is that you can walk through these trails any way you want. If you want to walk through them as fast as you can so you can get your heart pumping, you can do it that way. You can also take it slow and look at every little thing along the way. Whatever you want to do. You are the master out here.

The trails in these pictures are the ones I visited all day yesterday. This is a huge nature preserve and it took me several hours to get through. I wasn't in much of a hurry so I stopped to see as many things as I could. There weren't many animals out there today, but I was more interested in just taking in the beauty of my surroundings.

I walked up and down hills just for the fun of it. I stopped and sat on benches so I could look around at the trees or wait for a few birds to come closer. I explored every side trail to see where it went. I crossed bridges that went over a ravine, and I even followed a steep trail that went to the bottom of that ravine.

All of this gave me a full day of enjoyment, and my troubles didn't exist while I was there. When I got too tired to want to continue, I walked back to my truck and finally went home. I was exhausted from my journey, but it left me completely satisfied. It also left me too tired to stay awake, so these trails gave me a nice long sleep.

So that's what I'm doing right now. Sleeping. I'm having good dreams of all of the things I saw, and all of the things I'll get to see next time on these nature trails. I'll talk to you then.

15 comments:

  1. This is a very nice trail and you really can have a great time walking through it. If you walk in rainforest trail (here in my work place), you will never get back so clean. You will have lots of mosquitoes bites or leeches suck your blood. But anyway, this trails seems very interesting and you found so many great things along your hiking too...

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  2. Beautiful pictures! I love walking through the woods. There aren't that many nature trails around where I live (boo) but there's a park close by with a paved walk way thorough the woods. It ambles along, up hills and down, over a creek and windes through trees. I'd much rather walk through trees than around an asphalt circle (which is the description of most of the parks around here!). Thanks for the early morning walk :)

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  3. The trail looks so inviting, and well groomed! All the green around it in your pictures really relaxing me!

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  4. Everything looked so lush and green!!
    My husband laughs at me because everytime we go out in the woods, even if we ride around in the car with the windows open...the fresh air out there makes me sooooo tired!

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  5. Sounds like you had a great time exploring those trails. I always enjoy walking through the woods in the parks around too. It's always nice to enjoy all the beauty around us.

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  6. I love these lush green, I can't imagine they will be eaten away by snow some months later.

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  7. There is a nature area call "Camrock III" (there is a I and II) nearby where I walk; the pictures in this post are so much like that area. Walking such trails gives one time to process life and reinvent themselves. Great job.

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  8. oh, nature trails are my favorite places too (plus the ocean and beach) always better to walk and sit here than walk and sit in the mall :)

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  9. Oh, all that greenery and earth trails give me such inspiration. I love trekking along paths especially if I don not know where they lead. I enjoy the mystery.

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  10. totally beautiful, peaceful, and inspirational! i would love to live there tucked back in a little cottage. sometimes i find myself a little envious of you ratty...hehehe.

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  11. I would love to walk down a trail like that. I sometimes wish I had a scooter so I could ride on some here. But then it's too hard to take it in a car. I'll just enjoy your trails and whatever you see along the way. it's almost as if I was there anyway... Glad you got a good night's sleep! Take care.

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  12. Full summer is SO green. Lovin' it!

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  13. Those trails you show look so quiet and green and cool and inviting. Ahhhh!

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  14. Sleep... sleep is good... I really need a good one now... especially after heavy lunch...zzzz...

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  15. Beautiful trails and the woods just looks so lush and green. I love hiking in the woods, there is just so much to see and experience.
    I wish there were more places like that where we are living now.
    Have a wonderful day.

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