It was International Mountain Day (December 11th) yesterday; a day that I was not aware of until yesterday when I was browsing my Instagram feed.
This day was claimed by the UN in 2002 aiming to increase awareness of and knowledge about the role of mountains and mountainous regions amongst the general population and professionals.
I do not really remember when exactly I started to fall madly in love with nature, the mountains, the wilderness. Perhaps it was the Redwood experience that changed me… though it did not seem to be at the time… but now I feel it could very much be it!
This was taken while I was hiking in Germany this past summer.