In this, the “year of the pandemic”, Tom and I have been getting our exercise and recharging our attitudes, while social distancing, by hiking. Early in the year, we were arch hunting here in northwestern New Mexico. This summer, since it got quite hot to be hiking in the desert, we moved to higher elevations in the San Juan mountains. We generally try to find hikes that are not intense vertically as we are definitely not twenty-somethings anymore. We thoroughly enjoy getting out into nature.
Mountains, streams, and waterfalls can help restore a sense of calm and peace.