When all my friends have started school and are sitting in class, I hike. I’d rather go out and explore this beautiful world than stay inside all day. This hike was well needed. It was my first solo hike. I stopped several times during the hike to listen to the birds sing and watch the cows eat grass. Once I got to the top, I laid down, stared at the sky, and took a deep breath. I enjoy those little things in life like absolute silence and the breeze sweep against my skin. Nature is such a detailed, beautiful thing and I think more people should want to spend time outside. I live for days like this.