In case you were unaware, I love mountains. I love them for so many reasons: how beautiful they are, the challenge they pose when climbing them. But perhaps, mostly because they remind me how insignificant we are in all of the grandness that mother earth made them to be. Mountains always seem to bring me perspective. So, when I have a chance to hike a mountain, I take it.
Every day, I look at the Escazu Mountains (I actually don’t know what the mountain range is named) from the balcony in awe. I love watching the sun illuminate them in the mornings and hide behind it in the evenings. I love how the clouds hover over it like a blanket and how the city lights twinkle in the rolling hills below it. But I had only seen it from afar and I was itching to see it up close and personal.
So on a Sunday afternoon, we decided to hike the mountains in Escazu (a neighbourhood in San Jose). We wanted to do a “short and moderate” hike to see both, the mountain and the city, from a new perspective. It was anything but moderate and it may have been short but it was all vertical which made it feel very long.
Here are some photos that we documented along the journey:
Next time when we hike the mountains in Escazu, we will be more prepared and we will make it to the top. Until then, I’ll continue admiring the mountains from afar.