An exhilarating and strenuous off-trail adventure in a new area of the Nature Preserve on the day before my birthday. Lots of steep slopes and scrambling, but immensely rewarding.
We topped it off by ascending through the rock chimney. A wonderful experience of birth, emerging into the sunlight at the top of the mesa.
As always, the stillness, solitude, and deep connections with Earth, Nature, and Spirit were inspiring and uplifting.