Living in one of the most populated areas of the U.S., we get used to the hustle and bustle of people moving from here to there. Whether it be the traffic jams on the roads or the crowded sidewalks of the cities, it becomes the norm of everyday life. Add to all of that the sounds of those activities and you wonder how we can even think. Despite all of that, many of us don't think anything of it because we have become used to it.
It is not that noticeable until we visit a place where everything is different--from less people, to the tranquil sounds of nature, to a silence that is meditative to the soul. Add a natural beauty that is almost incomparable, and you have an environment that forces you to relax and enjoy the simplicity that life can be away from civilization. That is how I felt when I visited Beyers Lake in Denali State Park, Alaska, and walked around it's edges. The cool breeze and the serenity of the scene made it one of my more memorable mornings.