“End of Trail”

This photo was taken on top of Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona where I originally started out on the bottom as a solo traveler.  As it often happens in life, I met another traveler who had her own story to tell, and part of her journey was to lead me to the top of the Cathedral Rock.  With my love for nature and adventure, we set out on a day’s hiking trip, learning about each other’s lives, knowing we would never meet again.

The journey to the “End of Trail”, was an adventure of courage, guidance, and self-exploration.  After climbing for several hours, I eventually reached the end of the trail.  I could not go any further.  I looked out over the beautiful Arizona landscape, feeling the grounding rock beneath my feet.  As I sat on top of Cathedral Rock, I reflected on own my path, both literally and symbolically.  Had I reached the “End of the Trail” in other areas of my life?

At different times in our lives, we get to the end of the trail and have to begin a new path or a new journey.  Part of my passion is to help others through their own transitions, putting closure on endings and helping people to begin to explore new journeys.  Life continually takes us to the “End of trail”, and it is during these times that we can look back, reflect, be thankful, and search for the next pathway that calls to our spirit.  A new inner journey calls, whether it be a solo journey or a shared group experience… There are always new paths to explore, new mountains to climb and people to help guide us along the way.


  1. Elizabeth Unrath · April 9, 2017

    I love your writing. It definitely reasonates with me, lifts my spirit.

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    • karoleeblog · April 9, 2017

      Thank you, that is wonderful to hear!


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