Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mountains to climb, vistas to view

New Horizons’ (Almost Annual) Veterans’ Day hike
There are mountains to climb, vistas to view and so we did just that on Sunday, November 11 in honor of Veterans' Day.

The hearty of New Horizons, once again, made that trek high up into the mountains of Harpers Ferry National Park to honor our vetarans. Taking pause to remember and give thanks, we visited the Civil War encampment, climbed to the Maryland Heights Overlook, looking over the historical town of Harpers Ferry and, took a respite with the many others similarly inclined on this almost perfect Indian summer day.

At the joining of two rivers; the Potomac and Shenandoah:
"a view worth a voyage of a thousand miles," said
Thomas Jefferson

And, North (Face) meets
South (Butt).
We pause and give

Finally, close to five hours later, devoted friend, Linda, lifts
we weary day warriors back to where we began at
the New Horizons Harpers Ferry Retreat Center,
a work in progress, if there ever was one.

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