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A Hiking Passion

Lacing up my hiking boots A backpack full of supplies Heading out on a new trail head As the sun just starts to rise Switchbacks up the mountain trail Waterfalls at which I stop Six thousand feet of elevation gain Before I reach the top Splash fresh water upon my face Enjoy the flora along the trails Rejuvenating my inner soul This exhilaration never fails Approach the apex of the mountain As the sun reaches its summit in the sky Looking over miles of God’s green earth Puts a teardrop in my eye I love each day I can spend this way Enjoying life in this particular fashion Hiking trails through the wilderness Is my enriching passion

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010

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Date: 11/2/2010 10:52:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in Linda-Marie's contest Joe. Love, Carol
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Date: 11/1/2010 8:48:00 AM
Congratulations in the top ten Joe, with your worthy theme of passion for hiking. Agape, Moses
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Date: 10/29/2010 10:02:00 PM
Michael .... Many congrats for 5th place with lovely poem in the contest. ....Luv/best wishes ....Hitendra Mehta
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Date: 10/29/2010 5:54:00 PM
Hello to another one who enjoys the great outdoors! We are campers and hikers up here in No. California...and lucky to live in an area which offers wonderful opportunities to enjoy the beauty of the mountains. Nothing in the city compares!! Great poem, and terrific entry!! :)
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Date: 10/29/2010 1:50:00 PM
Congrats Joe on your success in my Passion Pit contest with this excellent entry on a great luv of hiking and nature ... sensitive words.. appreciate your constant support luv..
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Date: 10/29/2010 8:34:00 AM
Well, it looks like we have a passion in common, Joe. I love hiking and seeing the beauty of nature along the way. You did a great job on creating this journey for readers to share. Feel like I was there! Rub butter on your burns from the halo -- best home remedy my mother ever had. LOL Love, Carolyn
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Date: 10/29/2010 7:48:00 AM
wonderful piece Joe , sounds beautiful
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