Day 191 of #LiveWell2017
I’ve come to realize that one of the things I appreciate most about living in the western part of the U.S. is the abundance of wide open space – often public lands. Nowhere east of the Mississippi River have I ever seen such vast landscapes, landscapes so immense that it is difficult to achieve any kind of perspective until you look through binoculars and see a tiny speck perched on a rock, and it turns out to be a bald or golden eagle. A raft holding eight people floats down river and looks the size of a postage stamp from the top of the canyon walls that rise above the waters. And so it is, every time I see Mt. Hood from a different angle and distance. That massive mountain rises up and peers out from behind the desert walls of canyons miles away.
Today, as I biked through public and tribal lands along the Deschutes River, I remembered once again how grateful I am for these beautiful, wild, open spaces.
What are you grateful for today?