Turn undulating earth abounding green.
Waking land escapes the winter sleep
And the voice of earth unfolds
And calls souls who hear it.
Hands reach for boots, tie laces.
Inventories and gear and maps
Result in pack shouldered and courses set.
A unique comfort,
Welcoming the footfalls that are put there.
Moving into the green,
Folded into forest,
Sanctified by mountains.