June 3, 2013, Washington, DC: West. It’s got a nice ring to it. Bigger than east and south and north, more dramatic and convincing than the whole lot of them put together. It’s been just a week since my last trip west, but that morning hike up Mt. Sanitas and a hot afternoon on the banks of the Boulder Reservoir are excursions I’d jump at this very moment if someone offered me another dose of west.
Is there enough west in your life? If you had your pick of mountains or ocean, which would it be? Could you trade the edges for a landlocked state like Colorado if a mountain trailhead was accessible just beyond the backyard? Are you your best out west or most at home back east?
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