What I Learned from Hiking, Part 4

During the time I did all of this hiking, I learned a tiny bit about how the natural world operates on a number of principles. I found that the more I hiked, the more patterns became apparent in nature. For instance, most trees will go to great lengths to reach a reliable source of water. …

What I Learned From Hiking, Part 3

Jeffrey Pines Smell Like Vanilla Cake Whenever one enters into a conversation with a person that goes beyond the usual customs and rituals that guide brief interactions, a connection will inevitably form. With a small investment of time and reciprocal disclosure, a stranger now has a claim on our regard, no matter how small, creating the beginnings of a bond. …

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