A Trip to the High Country

…lifting the spirit
  • Karl GustafsonEmail author


I had not been up to hike in the Colorado high country since my stroke. As a lifelong mountaineer, my spirit is always lifted by heading up high and breaking through timberline into a wonderland of blue lakes, bordered by windswept ridges and soaring peaks. There is something about traversing wild mountain terrain that brings a religious feeling to me. I feel free, and closer to God. I have always taken to heart the inspirational words of John Muir: “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings”.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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