The Woods are Lovely, Dark and Deep
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
— Robert Frost

Day 38 – Emily's Entry - May 20 – 7:35pm – Mountain Peak - Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia

Corey and I are currently on a grassy clearing near the tallest peak in West Virginia. We can see mountains and hills for miles all around us. The sun won’t set for another hour or so.

We hiked around Spruce Knob Lake earlier. Birds chirped, people fished on the peaceful lake, and honeysuckles grew along the path. The smell of honeysuckles reminds me of my childhood in Florida running barefoot through the bushes in my neighborhood.

I do miss the south. Everything feels so alive and spirited. Water flows freely and the lakes are full. Instead of begging plants to grow, they spring forth in every bit of sunshine creating their own Overgrown Kingdom.

Beautiful days like this make every hardship on this trip worth it.