Characters like Inman, Ada, and Ruby all are represented by the mountain. Mountains are pictured as colossal, vertical rocks with characteristics which include, toughness, pride, and stability. Ada and Ruby were left alone to defend and survive without the help of Inman, as he was making his way back to Ada. They had to become survivors in order to live in Cold Mountain, because Ada could not break down or give up without being her love. Inman travelled from his prison in the war, to the mountain on a long path to Ada.
I gave him a weak smile in return. As we got of the ski lift, me almost falling, the rest of my family talked about how to get down the mountain. I moved over to the precipice of the mountain. The view took my breath away the cloud line was far below the summit revealing the amazing sight of the rocky mountains there was no sign of civilisation anywhere. The sun was just over the peak giving the whole valley a movie scene feel.
Even though I didn’t want to come on this trip, i’m glad I did because Glacier Bay is a place I was able to truly discover myself. I was perplexed at why mom chose Glacier Bay over other more well known national parks, but I understand after being here. It’s the fact that you don’t have to go anywhere or do anything to see the park’s beauty. Glacier Bay calls those who crave adventure and exhilaration. Surrounded by water, the park’s dark sky, faint lights, glistening icebergs, reflection on the water, and its snowy mountains helps you loosen up and just appreciate nature.
Before I know it, I’m marching across a football field in the scorching summer sun, constantly being criticized by the choreographer and visual technicians. But all of that is worth it, when you finish the first full run through of the season, thinking back on the many mistakes you made during the run, but breathing heavily, smiling because you did what you thought to be near impossible in the beginning. You did it. You scaled a skyscraper without any equipment except for a whole lot of people. From here you just take the stairs back
Day in and day out sweat would pour down my face the due to the sun’s beams blasting me with light. The grass would crunch underneath my feet with every step I took. By the time I completed my workout, I was gasping for air and had an unquenchable thirst. I went threw this routine from morning to dusk, never changing my mind set. For two months I spent my days going to class, grinding on the field, and lifting in the weight room.
“Too many things to remember,” I thought to myself. The drive up was mainly explaining what is going to happen once we arrived at Shawnee Mountain. The road from the lodge was bumpy and long; however, I knew the trip ahead would be worth it. My ride eventually stopped in a crowded parking lot. The snow on the unveiled mountain and ground was a matte, white color.
Before climbing hills on foot, cycling possessed my passion for a couple of years as my only activity. After one year of riding with Tim, he announced that he would be climbing Mount Rainier. My response was simple; “good luck with that.” Though I began participating on training hikes with Tim as he prepared for his colossal challenge, the two of us continued to ride on a regular basis as riding the “Seattle to Portland” Bicycle Classic remained a mutual goal. Come to find out, the two activities of riding and hiking are terrific cross-training exercise. Both activities are worthy for leg strength, the respiratory system and endurance.
This was, by far my favorite part of the whole trip. The wagon train was one of the best things I have ever done. I loved it for many reasons. We were outside in the mountains for a whole week, with no electricity. It was, surprisingly, a really nice break from everything.
Hemlock Cliffs has many paths to venture off in, so you want to stay with an adult the whole time. There are many paths, caves, cliffs, steps, and hills on this adventure and you get thirsty so don’t forget to bring a drink with you! In the winter time if you go to Hemlock Cliffs, it may be a scary and rough drive down there. The roads dips off into a cliff,so be careful! Whenever you get there, there is one main path you walk for about five minutes then it splits of into three other paths.
Like Phoenix, Odysseus’s journey is long and he faces many hardships for his family. His journey takes him across the sea, which Welty alludes to by making Phoenix cross over a creek: “Putting her foot out, she mounted the log and shut her eyes. Lifting her skirt, leveling her cane fiercely before her […] she began to march across. Then she opened her eyes and she was safe on the other side” (2). Phoenix fearlessly crosses the log, which can easily break and drop her into the creek, which would surely result in her breaking her hip or back.