I just got back from a few days in the Columbia Gorge, one of the most lush natural areas in the Pacific Northwest.
I returned home believing that exploring a park or some other natural area might be the next best thing you can do for yourself this spring. Here is a bit of description about our recent excursion to the Columbia Gorge.
We were hiking uphill through a beautiful canyon in one of the many Columbia Gorge parks, located just east of Portland, Oregon. It's an outstanding natural area of towering cliffs, canyons and waterfalls.
As I climbed, I was charmed by the bright green moss and tiny rock flowers that covered dripping canyon walls. The sweet smell of spring infused the air. Splashing water from waterfalls and rivers generated abundant amounts of magical little negative ions. I took deep breaths to get all of their mood-lifting benefits. Strands of sunlit moss dangled from every tree branch. Signs of new life were everywhere and the spring energy was palpable. I couldn't get enough!
Whether it's a few hours or a few days, tap into your sense of adventure and start planning your next excursion. Spring will welcome you.
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