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The fullness of a completed task is the reward. It consumes all the hardship and doubt experienced along the way. It owns the moment. So, hike on and do the hard thing. It's worth it.

Intense clarity is the perfect way to describe the experience of hiking up to an alpine lake the Sangre de Cristo mountains.

Until recently, my life has been a game of stockpiling awards and acolytes. But now I have chosen to put aside the idea that I need to win what is valued by someone else.

Hiking the Uinta Highline Trail in northern Utah is a great place to unplug and reconnect.

The changing of life’s seasons are pathways to new adventures and invitations to open ourselves up to diverse possibilities and exciting new challenges.

Explore the Arizona Trail to discover the motto of the state and the wonder of this astonishing place.

Community is a powerful force among hikers. Perhaps it's source is in the people that surround the trail.

About


About
The good life starts with being present and being on purpose.
We should all follow the path that makes us happy and well... content in body, mind, and spirit... with a positive purpose.
I'm David Ashley, David on Earth when I'm on trail. And I am SO thrilled you are reading this.

A little about me: I've been happily married for all my adult life to the same wonderful woman.
She gave me two beautiful girls who blessed me with four grandchildren.
Currently I live in Colorado, but I've lived throughout the Midwest and traveled the world for 20 years when I was in the Air Force.

On this site I bring you stories of the trail and insights from my pursuit of the good life. I've logged thousands of trail miles over the past 6 years. In 2018 I hiked the 500-mile Colorado Trail. In 2020 I began my section hike of the Arizona Trail.
Please enjoy this site and my YouTube channel. You can also find me on MeWe and Instagram. Drop me a note. I'd love to hear from you by commenting in the blog or via any of my social media connections.

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