Thank the forests

Day 158 of #LiveWell2017

Day 158 shade from forests

Today’s object of gratitude is an easy one. Yesterday we hiked up the challenging 2800-ft. ascent of Dog Mountain. Though we started early in the day when it was cooler, by the time we returned to our car mid-afternoon it was 86 degrees. The hike was made bearable by the shade of the forest, so today, I offer my deepest gratitude to forests everywhere – for providing shade to keep us cool and for bathing us in phytoncides, lifting our spirits and healing our bodies. Thank you, forests!

Oh yeah….our destination – the top of Dog Mountain:


Are you grateful for forests and trees? Tell us why.


  1. Yesterday I hiked up the San Gabriel Mountains. The day was hot, hot, hot as we climbed but we were often protected from the sun by the heavily pine forested mountains, and a great breeze was a real treat also!

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