My latest post for National Geographic Traveller has me trekking through the woods, and making some important discoveries along the way. The silence helps. We don’t often get a chance in this time of constant internet connection to be alone with our thoughts. On a hike like this you can’t help but let your mind wander.
Though I wouldn’t call hiking my favourite activity, being brought out into the wild forest amongst all that beauty really had an impact on me.
The incredible offerings at the Environmental Learning Centre at North Cascades National Park definitely meant my surprise wasn’t the norm. Most of the people who were staying there had long known the beauty of the area and made visits a part of their regular travel routine.
Can’t say that I blame them. Hiking in the Pacific Northwest is a wonderful experience.
You can read about my wild forest adventure in National Geographic Traveller’s Working Toward ‘Wild.’
And here’s more on my outdoor adventures this past summer.