Sierra Club: Break your routine this summer

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By The Staff

Have a great summer, Los Alamos! The Sierra Club would like to remind everyone to make time this summer to get outside and enjoy our community. Whether you take lunch at Ashley Pond, walk with family or friends on the fabulous trails in town or hike in Bandelier National Monument, be creative and break your routine.

Being outside helps us all take a deep breath and reconnect with the real world outside our offices and homes. Breaking the routine, helps to remind us that there are a million different ways to spend a summer evening outside our living rooms. These are lessons that most of us already know but it does not hurt to pay them lip-service.

As you might know or have guessed, I am a firm believer in the Sierra Club motto, “Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.” While it is true that all the continents have been discovered, there is still a wealth of people, places and things to explore.

As northern New Mexicans, we are lucky to have an abundance of diversity just beyond our doorstep. Hot springs, alpine forests, sandy lake shores and rocky overlooks are all in our proverbial backyard. All of these places offer more than just a pretty view, great mountain biking or climbing; they offer us a chance to stop and reflect.