However, we love the outdoors right? Or at least we claim that we do, and therefore, fulfilling the need to get out and experience the cold and beauty of the snow is vital. It had been over a month since I had been out hiking. Wrapping up my hardest semester of college to this point, and finals really took any drive out of me. Yesterday morning, I woke early and made the five minute drive from my house to the mountains. Yellow Canyon sits on the east side of Utah’s Oquirrh Mountains. Yellow Canyon is locally famous for it’s horseback riding, and awesome single track mountain bike trails. This canyon, only a few minutes drive from my house, is the perfect place to get away and experience the peace the backcountry should bring.
The air was crisp, and the sound of four dogs trampling through the snow brought a smile to my face. It felt so good to just be outside! There is something amazing about the peaceful feeling that speaks to the soul of a snow covered landscape. It’s so quite, calm, and with no one else around, it’s some of the most forgiving feelings around.
My point is, just get outside no matter the season, the temperature, or the reason. A simple jaunt up a canyon, post holing in the snow is worth the effort of putting a smile on your face for seeing nature in the purest of forms.
JUST GET OUTSIDE! YOU’LL THANK ME LATER FOR IT!