Appreciating the Hermon Recreation Trail (Hermon)

I've walked the two mile Hermon Recreation Trail many times as it's close to home.  As I walked the trail today however I thought about the past three weeks and appreciated the trail that much more as a result.

On the trip out west my travel companions and I noted the lack of trees and the relatively barren landscape.  As great as the trip was, it is nice to return to our vibrant Maine woods.   

Having gotten sick on the return part of the trip I also appreciated just being able to get out and be healthy again.

And finally, having a busy weekend I appreciated having someplace local to escape to, if only for a brief time.