The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go…

 

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I stumbled upon this quote today and I think it is extremely fitting. I have a deep desire to explore, wander, and discover the world around me. Despite the lack of mountains in Florida, I have been finding some ways to get outside and find adventure. I have been searching for some good hiking trails because my family is going backpacking in June and I want to make sure I am ready for it!

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We wandered out to Wekiwa Springs State Park and did a 6 mile loop. It was the perfect hike, well the perfect Florida hike. We had some baby hills (nothing like a mountain) and several changes of scenery. My dad said it best, it was like we walked through all different habitats. Below are a few shots from the hike. Stay tuned for a few more posts on my gear for the big trip! I just got my boots from REI and so far I am OBSESSED…I only got one blister, and I think it is because I tucked my pants into my socks and they rubbed.

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After our hiking adventure, my good friend Megan and I went to see WILD starring Reese Witherspoon. It tells the story of Cheryl Strayed and her journey hiking over 1,000 miles on the Pacific Coast Trail. If you read the book, I think you will really enjoy the movie. They did an amazing job shooting the scenery and really capturing the emotions felt in the book. Reading this book I think may have fueled my wanderlust fire…but I am not complaining!

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go read WILD and see the movie…then go find your own adventure!

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