The mountains are calling and I must go. – John Muir
In my opinion, there is nothing better than a good long hike to the top of the world. Getting there is half the fun and once on top, there is nothing more rewarding than a spectacular view. I have loved to hike my entire life and here are some of my favorite rewards through my journeys.
After ten days of hiking the world-famous Annapurna Trek, we arrived in gorgeous Pokhara, Nepal for a few days rest and enjoyment of the Diwali festival of lights. If only I had started my blog before this trip and understood the power of photography. Looking back my photos do not do Nepal justice as it is by far one of the most beautiful places on earth.
I still haven’t finished writing my posts on our four day visit to the sensational Condoriri Valley in the Bolivian Andes. I hope to work on that this month because the photos are tremendous and it is a very special place. The pain of sleeping in a tent at 15,000 feet in below freezing weather was worth the incredible, rewarding views.
The French Alps
Hiking the Tour de Vanoise in the Savoie region of France was fantastic. Each morning we would rise early, spend the entire day hiking and the evening eating a delightful meal while savoring a bottle of regional Savoie wine. Not much can be as rewarding as that!
Rising at dawn to climb a volcano in the highlands of Guatemala and experiencing the benign eruption of the volcano next door tops the list at exciting rewards.
An afternoon hike to a lone glacial pond at the end of the world in Patagonia is yet another brilliant day in my book.
A solo hike down to Ooh Aah Lookout point was definitely worth the leg burning hike back up. The views were breathtaking.
And then there is the potpourri of rewarding views…
Now the question is….where do I go next?
This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward. To view more entries click here. Please let me know your favorite hikes! A girl must dream…