Getting outside is more than just getting exercise to me. Its healing, its calming, and more importantly it gets me out of city life if even for a quick weekend. Introspection. You can argue with the mountain but at the end of the day, the mountain gets the last word. A controlled brush with death is a good thing, no? It’s not that scary all the time but its exhilarating. It gives me a new perspective on life. The mountains make you humble. After countless days/weeks in the gym, when I do some mountaineering I see where I can improve pretty quickly. Doing it with people you love/care about is also a great reason to get outside! So this is my outdoor story.
The mountains are calling and I must go.John Muir