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Sunday Stills: Favorite Song

Terri from Second Wind Leisure invites to illustrate our favorite song this week for Sunday Stills. I chose a song I loved as a child, Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Climb Every Mountain” from “The Sound of Music.”

Like my friend Kirstin said in WQWWC this week,

I love living in the PNW where we are surrounded by mountains, not just “hills” but gorgeous mountains.

Kirstin Troyer

My family moved to the Pacific Northwest, where I enjoyed Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens when I was fifteen. I moved from there to Colorado Springs, near Pikes Peak, then to California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and finally to Prescott, AZ in the Sierra Prieta and Bradshaw Mountains.

For the last fifty years or so I have loved looking at mountains from a distance. I don’t hike or snowshoe. Mountains make beautiful scenery. I took this picture very close to my back yard in California. But the song I love asks us to climb, not one, but every mountain.

Sierra Nevada Mountains and foothills

Climb every mountain
Search high and low
Follow every byway
Every path you know

Fortunately, now many paths through the mountains are flat, paved, and well maintained so that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy them safely.

Sequoia National Park path leading to Tunnel Rock.

You can guess, but there’s no guarantee that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Tourist going through Tunnel Rock at Sequoia National Park.

Climb every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
Till you find your dream

This tourist probably had second thoughts about hopping into that flooded stream. In 2016-2017 the Sierra Nevada Mountains enjoyed record rainfalls. The Kings River had calmed down by July when this was taken, but it was still quite dangerous.

The Kings River coming flowing off the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Kings Canyon National Park.

A dream that will need
All the love you can give
Every day of your life
For as long as you live

Terri Webster Schrandt photographing Morro Rock

What dreams are you chasing?

Sierra National Park in January 2020.

Ongoing

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  1. You sang “Climb Every Mountain” in the Hollywood bowl with thousands of people?????⁄!!!! I want to hear more about that some day. I just found this old post and am so glad I did. I absolutely love it.
    I’m a bit dumbfound to think that I don’t know where tunnel rock is. It can’t be possible, but I can’t come up with it. Can you explain?

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    • In the audience, Monica, not on stage! I could clear an audience of 10,000 in record time if I was on stage singing. The experience was magical, though.

      I sent you the link about Tunnel Rock in Sequoia National Park. Thanks again for reading and commenting. It means so much!

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  2. Like you I love mountains but don’t climb them – unless there’s a cable car or chairlift! And I love the message in this song, although of course I’m now stuck with it in my head for the day (or perhaps until I read another Sunday Stills post 😆 )

    Beautiful mountain photos to accompany the lyrics, and it’s fun that you were able to include our host Terri in one of them!

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  3. Oh my goodness! I was so happy to read this post, Marsha! I see we love our show-tunes! Best song ever for continuing inspiration! I shared on my FB page I would climb every mountain with you! Your first image of the Sierras with the song reminds me of that opening shot of Maria singing that the hills are alive! Looks just like it–awesome job capturing that!

    BTW, was that really my hair in the snap of me? What a fun day that was when we explored Sequoia! I am impressed that each of your moves was to the mountains, that’s amazing. Just being surrounded by them and even from a distance brings out the “John Muir” in us for thinking of inspirational quotes…or at least creating momentous images! I can’t wait to see you in just a few days, my friend!

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    • It was funny that Terri used that song as her quote on my post. I wrote mine several days ago and waited until hers came out to link. Just very connected, I think. 🙂

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