What is so uplifting and spiritual about hiking?
I have always been a fan of hiking and being out in nature. Today I spent time with my family hiking the Pinnacle Trail at Crowders’ Mountain. Going up is always so tough no matter what trail. But the view at the top is so worth it. You can truly see and hear God’s creation. Even hiking up has its spiritual benefits.
I feel as if hiking is good for the soul. It makes you forget about the brokenness of society. Whenever you feel a breeze or hear a small sound, then you know that God is helping you develop your spirituality and that He will never give up on you. This trail was filled with many difficult places. There were places where you had to climb over rocks and deal with a lot of steepness. I even saw some wildlife as well. I saw a toad along with a small lizard.
The view at the very top is the best part about hiking. You can just relax and listen. When you look out, you feel like creation is endless. You can see beyond what you can see. The effect of the clouds along with the trees creates that feeling. I have always been a mountain person. There is just something so peaceful about them. It feels like you are always surrounded by God’s creation.