Bagby Hot Springs ~ Hike & Bath

Published September 2, 2017 by tindertender

Today’s adventure on a hot day was incredible! I hiked 1.5 miles in, and 1.5 miles out, taking my time and enjoying every detail my little eyes could catch glimpse of. I ate my orange for lunch while lounging right on the creek.

 

The forest is an amazing, living body. The smells were rich with berries although I could not see them. There were many little chipmunks. While I soaked in my tub, a little one came and helped itself to the remaining portion of my banana. Such a beautiful animal.

 

Today, it seemed I was held in the embrace of everything that lives here, much like the stones were held in the embrace of the root structure of this ‘once upon a time’ tall and majestic tree. Other people on the trail were friendly, a spark was in each of them that shone and brought comfort, I felt I was among friends.

With all that is going on in this world, it should be apparent that there is a significant lack of connection. Connection with nature, connection with each other, connection to our foods and water. These things need our connection as much as we need the connection with all of them.

Taking time away from the steady stream of pre-programmed items for sale is the only way to health and well-being, for ourselves, and for the world.

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