Hiking Today

The restrictions in place and proposed to respond to the Coronavirus do not restrict hiking. So the daily hiking my wife and I do will not be interrupted.

Today we saw two bluebirds flying together across the trail. Robins are returning by the dozens. There are hundreds of geese in the area. There is a herd of 16 deer that graze on the east hillside above Draper City.

Winter ended and Spring began on the Equinox a few days ago. Nature is reawakening after months of slumber. Hiking puts you into Nature’s cycles and lets you observe first hand Christ’s management of this creation: “through Jesus Christ his Son, he that ascended up on high, as also he descended below all things, in that he comprehended all things, that he might be in all and through all things, the light of truth, which truth shines. This is the light of Christ, as also he is in the sun and the light of the sun, and the power thereof by which it was made; as also he is in the moon and is the light of the moon, and the power thereof by which it was made; as also the light of the stars and the power thereof by which they were made; and the earth also, and the power thereof, even the earth upon which you stand. And the light which now shines, which gives you light, is through him who enlightens your eyes, which is the same light that quickens your understandings, which light proceeds forth from the presence of God to fill the immensity of space: the light which is in all things, which gives life to all things, which is the law by which all things are governed, even the power of God who sits upon his throne, who is in the bosom of eternity, who is in the midst of all things.” T&C 86:1

If you get tired of home confinement, consider hiking in nature as an alternative way to spend time. An hour with God’s handiwork can give you insight into our Creator. (and it’s fun)