“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” -Mahatma Gandhi
Yesterday to celebrate Earth Day, Paula and I took a hike on the Taconic Crest Trail. This was my first time on the trail and let me tell you, I thought it was going to be a walk in the park but was sadly mistaken. Don’t get me wrong, sections of this hike were pretty easy and because there aren’t any leaves on the trees, the views were great (despite it being a cloudy day). But those couple of ups! My butt (literally) is feeling it today, in a good way!
I didn’t take many photographs, I think because I knew we had some long miles ahead of us, plus everything was still brown. Here’s a shot of me standing in both Massachusetts and New York. We did spot some trout lilies popping up, tiny pretty white and pale pink flowers and millions of frog eggs! They fascinate me and are shown in the photographs below. So neat, right?!
The weather was warm and if felt wonderful to wear a t-shirt instead of three heavy layers. I’m looking forward to hiking more this Spring and exploring more peaks locally. This trail head is only 45 minutes from my front door and I still have miles of exploring to do!
I hope you got to go outside to enjoy the fresh air, got dirt under your fingernails, picked up trash, carpooled, took a shorter shower and/or ate a vegan meal; as we should all try to do each and every day. Cheers to trying to making the greenest decisions!
Last year’s Earth Day adventure.