Escape the crowds

The longer you spend in the backcountry, the more you crave solitude. While some favorite  hikes have become overpopulated, we look for places less traveled. A big part of refreshment comes from being alone in nature, no one else around.

I found this hike online, but found that it is not heavily traveled. We set out and found that it was quite difficult, finding the trail head. Once we found it, it was our own private hike the rest of the day.

We neared tree line and the clouds started rolling in thicker and heavier. Though we did not make our destination, we enjoyed the quiet beauty of mountains looming above and valleys full of wildflowers.

Perfect date day, if I do say so myself. Once the school year returns, I’m really going to miss these times, however I’ve been soaking them up this summer and very thankful for the time we’ve had.

What do you like to do for date days? Do you prefer populated trails or solitude when you hike?

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