"At some point in life, the world's beauty becomes enough."
On Saturday I took a hike up the Hardenburgh Trail
into the Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest.
The rocky trail was sometimes steep and always uphill.
At times it was a challenge to find the next blue trail marker.
By the end of the hike my knees were burning!
Uphill and downhill both took their toll.
mushrooms, lichens, moss and ferns
an afternoon spent in the company of trees
it was oh so quiet
I wonder what it's like up there tonight,
what creatures are shuffling about the forest floor...