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Happy International Mountain Day

I think that this will be a day that I truly celebrate each year. I have always loved mountains. For me, oceans and cities have nothing on the mountains and I have been truly blessed to be living smack-dab in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains for the last almost 7 months. I have mentioned several times on here that the most spiritual I ever feel is when I’m spending time in mountains. I wrote a post about the Blue Ridge Parkway and how when I’m looking down at mountains, or standing on the top of a mountain, that I’m always reminded of a line in the Bon Iver song Holocene:

“And at once I knew I was not magnificent.”

Being in the mountains is such a humbling experience for me, and I want to never ever forget the feeling I get looking out across peaks and remembering how small I am, and how great, big and beautiful this world is.


Celebrating International Mountain Day today

Today, I spent the cold, bitter morning sitting at a hotel that overlooks my precious mountains, and I was almost moved to tears being, filled with love for all the amazing experiences these mountains (and others) have given me. So, I thought I would share some of my favorite mountain moments.


Alaska Range – Denali National Park


The Andes – Peru


The Andes – Peru


Moraine Lake – Canada


Canadian Rockies – Banff National Park


Devil’s Courthouse – North Carolina 


Frying Pan Fire Tower – North Carolina


La Sal Mountains – Moab, Utah


Mt. McKinley – Alaska


Muncho Lake, Canada


Olympic National Park – Washington


Grande Cache, Canada


Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming


Vermont near Montpelier


“My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.”

-Aldous Huxley-

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  • Reply
    Of Wildest Heart (Denise)
    December 11, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    we share the same feeling for the mountains! =)
    And these photos certainly made me smile!!! 😀

    Happy International Mountain Day!!

    • Reply
      December 14, 2014 at 1:15 am

      Thank you! Mountains are definitely pure magic! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment!
      I hope that you had a great holiday 😉 Cheers!

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