Heading way back into the mountains is the best way to find solitude, but when we don't have enough time for that, we discovered we can find a bit of solitude even on the busiest of trails by going up, up, up on the side until we get far enough away that we are out of sight and sound of the trail below. The mountainsides are pretty sloped, but we explore around until we find a wonderful flat spot or rock area from which we can enjoy the views.
On this afternoon hike up a very familiar trail close to home, we spent about two hours hiking and exploring, and an hour and a half basking in the beautiful sunshine, enjoying the peaceful views and the sounds of the creek running along the bottom of the canyon below.
--Nikki / myMountainStudio
explore. dream. discover.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." --Mark Twain
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"In the gym or out on the trail, Nikki adjusts her personal training to fit you as an individual. She always goes at your pace and does not insist that you conform to her way of doing things. So if you’re looking for a personal trainer who truly works with you as an individual and who provides gentle support and a great sense of humor along the way to achieving your fitness goals, you could not find a better guide in your journey than Nikki Weiss."
-- Dana H., Florence, MT