Looking at the beautiful pictures of our hikes, you probably get the idea the way up the trail is a leisurely stroll through God's greatest grandeur.

His beautiful creation can give you a false sense of serenity and calm marking the path to the top of the mountain.

Not unlike our trek through life, the path can be steep, treacherous, and filled with danger.  Though the trail occasionally evens out--most of the trek is a long way from easy.  A picture can never do justice to how steep the climb can often be.

Nor can you tell how hard and fast our hearts are pounding nor hear the gasping for more oxygen as we trek up and up.

A stroll through an avalanche field is no walk in the park.  It requires slowly picking your next step and always having your eyes peeled on the trail.

Yes that is snow on the opposite side of the lake.

The reward is always at the end of the trail and as we stopped to view the beautiful Stevens Lake, we were once again rewarded for the struggle.  

AND there is the one brave person among us, who meets the challenge of the ice cold lake in order to experience the full adventure.

For you see--the easy path is not always the best path.  Those who are brave enough and wise enough to chose the right path are rewarded with the great blessing of God's perfect path, when they dare to travel the harder road.

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
Deutronomy 31:6


  1. Thank you for your wise words and for sharing your travel experience with us.

    God bless.

    1. It was a beautiful hike, Victor, but the path was steep!

  2. Such beautiful pictures, and the thought I had was to keep our eyes on the road that God leads us on. Thank you for sharing with us, both the pictures and the wise words.

    1. I had no idea Idaho was so breathtakingly beautiful! Our Creator is a Master Artist!


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