I feel I'm in God's country and bit closer to heaven!
I spent 40+ years in the Mountains of Northwest Colorado, camping out literally thousands of nights over that time span, when I moved to Arizona I thought most of my outdoor adventure would be behind me. Boy was I wrong, this state is so diverse.
Then I discovered hiking, HAZ, great hiking partners and the most wonderful place on earth to me, The Superstition Wilderness. I have never ever connected with anything like I have the Supes. When I step into her boundaries I have a profound feeling of belonging, it is as if I'm home. ( I know some of you will think I'm nuts, while others will understand) A great sense of calmness and serentiy comes over me, I'm at total peace. It is a connection that comes from deep within, being one with the Wilderness.
Whether it is a connection with God, The Great Spirit, the Nature Spirit the Superstition Spirit, Budda, The Higher Being, however you want to reference the higher power, I have a direct connection with something when I'm in the Supes, wether it is the Supes itself or a higher power. I don't really know how else to explain it.
The Supes is just very magical to me. I know people on the Grand Canyon forum that have had the same thing happen with them and the Canyon. It is as if a spell has been cast that keeps drawing you back for more and more.
Yes, Joe, Arizona is the greatest place on earth, offering a diversity for outdoor adventure that is totally awesome, and a beauty that is a true masterpiece.