Vikos Gorge-ous

I am dirty.  I am sweaty.  But I hiked the Vikos Gorge.  

Vikos Gorge: Lunch at the Source of Voidomatis River
Vikos Gorge: Lunch at the Source of Voidomatis River

It took me 8 hours and many bottles of water but I hiked down and out of a canyon deeper the Grand Canyon: 18 km of transfixing beauty from all angles.  Myth has it that the Titans were buried in mountains like those and standing in their shadow I would definitely believe that.  The landscape was so varied

View from Vikos Gorge
View from Vikos Gorge

We’d walk through forested trails that felt like the Northeast USA then come out to an open field that looked like a prairie in the midwest.  Mountains sometimes looked like California and other times like the Swiss Alps.  I spent most of the ascent using every excuse to stop to bask in the view (and catch my breath).  I felt small but never insignificant – instead that I was a minuscule but essential piece of a very large puzzle.

–Anna

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