• It is pitchblack and you can see the constellations
  • The four-lane highway is empty and forgotten
  • The air is chilly and cool
  • The crickets are deafening
  • You never see another soul
  • Deer pass you
  • The entire walk you can untangle the knotted threads in your mind
  • At the top the valley is filled with twinkling lights of far-away cities.
  • You get to watch the sky wake up from your high perch
  • When everything lightens, you can pass the time watching the thick fog move through the hills and listening to roosters from a distant farm.
  • You can hike six miles and still get home in time for breakfast

 

14 thoughts on “8.31.19 | pros to hiking at 4 a.m.

  1. I like to walk very late at night, or very early in the morning. Though I don’t do it very often. This post has reminded me what I am missing. Everything feels more still, and I love seeing the stars. Also it is way easier to imagine that I am someone in a book. Everything just feels more profound or something.
    “You can hike six miles and still get home in time for breakfast.” That made me smile.

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