ブループールハイキング - Blue Pool Hiking

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自然の美しさ

ここ数ヶ月、オレゴン州の色々な場所を訪れています。この日は、ブループール(青い湖)と呼ばれるマッケンジーリバー沿いのハイクに行ってきました。片道約40分〜1時間ほどかかるこのハイクの目的は真っ青の水をこの目で見ること。

この日は、日本から帰ってきた翌日で疲労困憊でした。誘いがあった時はかなり迷ったんですが、ハイキングパスの綺麗さと、本当に真っ青な水を見ると、無理してでも来てよかったなと思います。

昔は人工的に作られたものに興味があったのですが、現在の環境状態を見ても、何千年もかかって自然にできたものを楽しめるうちは自然の良さを紹介していきたいなと思っています。

人生は一度しかないので、後悔しないようにできるだけ感動できるものを見て回りたいですね!

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Beauty of nature

I have been traveling around Oregon to see what this place offers. Today, I went to Blue Pool for some inspiration. This place starts with about 40 mins - 1 hour of hiking, and then you are presented with an amazingly beautiful, blue pool of water.

I had just came back from a trip to Japan, and I was physically exhausted. To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure if waking up early and walking 2 hours (going up and coming back) was worth it until I experienced just how beautiful this hike was and how amazing the view of Blue Pool was. Especially coming back from Osaka where you don’t see much greenery, this place took my breath away.

Nature is just increadibly beautiful. I used to like spending time surrounded by artificial structures, and I still think there is a place for that. But, there is something about being in a place that took a few centuries to form.

Life is too short! I am ready to witness all the beautiful places in this world!!