Above The Tree Line

A hiking journal.

From above the tree line.

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We climb.

With friend.

With sun.

In the middle of winter

That time

When winter didn’t come.

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We found a path.

To the top.

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With the help of the giant tendrils

That pierce the earth.

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To find the tree tops

Below and below and below

Us.

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They’ve turned inside out

To prepare for what isn’t.

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We amazed at the glory

We have no hand in creating.

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And no pride in ever owning.

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We stood atop the trickle

Of water before the fall.

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Then to theΒ below.

We scaled the earth today.

Reaching up above the tree line.

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Then into the earth.

We descended.

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And gazed at the caverns

Painted below.

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And we were content.

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To be mere shadows

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In the splendor of it all.

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42 thoughts on “Above The Tree Line

  1. reocochran says:

    This was Rock House and Old Man’s Cave in Hocking Hills, I think! πŸ™‚ Great post, Colleen. I used to live for 6 years in Lancaster. 1980 to 1986. I may be wrong but this is my guess. It was a fantastic day today.

  2. Beautiful is an understatement

  3. Gyslaine L. says:

    Beautiful pictures my dear and beautiful place πŸ™‚

  4. Scottish Author and Poet Kirsty Grant says:

    Amazing pictures. Well done.

  5. Ocean Bream says:

    What a beautiful, heartening place to enjoy nature. My favourite line, “With the help of the giant tendrils, That pierce the earth” πŸ™‚

  6. What a beautiful hike and gorgeous photos! Looked like ya’ll had a great time!

  7. ksbeth says:

    what a beautiful hike. thanks for taking us up so high with you.

  8. April says:

    I love all the photos but my favorite part was your description of the trees being inside out.

  9. gorgeous Colleen. I love those little caves – amazing! Where is this place? ❀
    Diana xo

  10. Heartafire says:

    Absolutely amazing photographs. I would so love to hike there! Lucky chatter!

  11. niaaeryn says:

    Simply beautiful. Where is this place? I love the words you have paired with the images. Especially being content to be shadows in such wonder. Wunderbar πŸ™‚

  12. Wow for a beautiful hike Colleen πŸ˜€ I love to walk in such amazing nature too. Thank you for sharing your beautiful area.

  13. An all together gorgeous post. Xx

  14. johncoyote says:

    A beautiful location. Good to find places of beauty.

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