I agree with John Muir which I guess is no surprise. Even if you don’t climb a path to the top of a mountain, you should definitely take a few paths that are dirt.
Nature heals. There have been studies done to show that walking in the woods can lower stress levels. Humans did not evolve in office cubicles but outside, running around in the jungle. To me, it makes sense that we would feel at peace amongst the trees.
Even simply, it’s good for you. Going for a walk absolutely makes you feel better physically. I also feel emotionally and mentally better. This is the perfect time for me to collect my thoughts or reassess certain situations.
The most incredible thing I ever did was climb the Huaraz pass in Peru. It’s 15000+ feet high and I thought the entire time I was going to die. When I reached the summit I was so euphoric and proud of myself, I would have done it all over again that instant. I haven’t been the same since that day, when I spent 4 days on a dirt path.
I try to make sure to spend at least one day a week outside on a winding path and it has absolutely improved my quality of life. Anytime I travel, I try to find the best outdoor adventures to have, to experience the land in a different way. Concrete paths have their own charm, but I need to touch sun-kissed dirt away from the city to feel like I’ve really visited a place.
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