The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge provides the theme of Ascend.
Yesterday’s post showed the steps that are built as streets in hill towns in Tuscany, such as Massa Marittima. Today, I’m looking to what Nature provides in allowing us to ascend to great heights.
One of the mountains near to where I live is Mount Monadnock. This mountain featured in the writings of transcendentalists, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson. The word ‘monadnock’ is from the Abenaki language and means mountain that stands alone, which it truly does as it rises well above all the surrounding landscape. Mt. Monadnock is a nice climb, as there are numerous approaches that are not exceedingly difficult, but still enough of a challenge to add interest to a hike.
Here’s one of the paths going up Monadnock…
This photo was from a day, when I went climbing with my good friend George. We hoped to get a nice view of the surrounding landscape, but were disappointed, as the summit was shrouded by dense clouds!
Have a wonderful day!