Friday, June 20, 2008

Hike to the Hill Tribes

I hiked to some hill tribes with the group a few weeks ago. It was beautiful. First we hiked through a thick jungle and then we climbed up a steep muddy and hill and when we reached the top...Ahhhhh (angles singing)...a gorgeous valley spread across the landscape. A checkerboard of deep yellow, dark green, and purplish blue fields blanketed large rolling hills leading to majestic cliffs contrasted against a dark grayish-blue sky. Little rays of sun poked through thick cloud cover. The rest of the 20 km hike was like this. Stunning views, beautiful smells, and a peaceful breeze were our constant companions through the entire trek. I'm pretty sure it was the portal to heaven.