The best memories I have of heavenly hikes through forests and nature are from my 2 years living in southeast Alaska. I was living in Haines which is part of the temperate rainforest that covers the inside passage of Alaska. Unfortunately I didn't have a digital camera back in 2000 and I don't have a scanner to show some of my own photos. So I found some from other travelers. This first picture is of the amazing flower called Fireweed. They grow in thick fields at least 6 feet tall! There was this gorgeous patch of Fireweed in the park of Haines where I lived. They had this little pathway carved out to walk through. So Beautiful.
Then from any number of spots around town you could step off the road onto a trail through the enchanted forests surrounding the town. I used to collect twigs and then tie or glue them into fairy-sized furniture. Some were doors. Then I tucked them into some of the nooks and hollows peeking out of the thick mossy carpet that billowed up from the forest floor.
For now I must just dream and imagine that I am there. Somewhere cool, green, and rejuvinating.