When night fell upon the summit, I stared at the slowly appearing stars until they completely filled the night sky.Despite the windy conditions and below freezing temperatures, I could not tear myself away from the awe-inspiring beauty of the cosmos.
At the summit, the view of the surrounding mountain range is spectacular.
The panorama offers a view of hills and smaller mountains.
The hike also strengthened my resolve to climb the mountain of knowledge while still taking time to gaze at the wondrous scenery.
Only then can the beauty of the universe and the study of science be purposefully united.
In addition, the hike taught me several valuable lessons that will allow me to increase my understanding through scientific research. Madison did not offer fantastic views, the vistas became spectacular once I climbed above tree line.
Immediately, I sensed that understanding the natural world parallels climbing a mountain.The eighth day of the trek was my crew’s greatest challenge: Super Black Death, a hike of seven peaks in one day. As we were climbing what we thought was our sixth peak, Big Red, a storm struck. As we plodded up the trail to the actual Big Red I started to feel progressively worse. At the peak, our guides gave our weary group two choices: head downhill and camp, or press on and finish Super Black in one day. Physically I was drained, but emotionally I was psyched.It was a cold driving rain that froze us as we struggled up the mountain. As the crew tried to get a bearing I came to the slow realization that we were not on Big Red, but another peak. I had set a goal to do something that I had never thought I could. While Pappe attempts to lend a new sort of historical narrative to the mountain of already innumerable texts on the Middle East conflict, his story falls short.Some people during their lives climb many small hills.However, to have the most accurate view of the world, I must be dedicated to climbing the biggest mountains I can find.All hikers know that they must carry complete maps to reach their destinations; they do not allow others to hold their maps for them.Similarly, surrounded only by mountaintops, sky, and silence, I recognized the need to remain individually focused on my life”s goal of understanding the physical universe.room for him and a mountain lion." And how easily "we might spare a million or two of humans and never miss them".This shows Lawrence's attitude towards nature and man who destroys it for their own personal and selfish profits.Similarly, despite the frustration and difficulties inherent in scientific study, I cannot retreat from my goal of universal understanding.When observing Saturn”s rising, the Milky Way Cloud, and the Perseid meteor shower, I simultaneously felt a great sense of insignificance and purpose.