Sunshine and fresh air are a hike away | Great Lakes Guide

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Sunshine and fresh air are a hike away

Published May 16, 2018

What does your typical day look like? Picture it — from the time you open your eyes in the morning, through your busy work day, to the moment your head sinks into your pillow.

    How much of your day is spent out in the sunshine and fresh air? This is one of the many rewards hiking offers you.

When you start a hike at a lower elevation, the air feels normal. It’s the same air you breathe every day.

As you continue, you might notice the air getting lighter. You can smell the maple or pine or grass coming off of the trees around you. The crunching of leaves beneath your feet releases the fragrant, earthy scent of the trail. You feel the comforting warmth of the sun streaming across your face through the shade of the trees, painting kaleidoscope pictures over your body.

As you get closer to a lookout, you might see the trees around you thinning and growing more sparse. The light that was once just in patches starts to envelope all of the space around you, unencumbered by anything. You feel excited as you imagine and anticipate the mesmerizing views that await you.

Most of us spend a lot of time indoors. Great Lakes Guide is here to help you get outside to experience the beauty of the sun and the comfort of fresh air.

Hiking is a bit like life: The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other…again and again and again. And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit


So... what are you waiting for?





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