OT: Puerto de Navafria–La Horizontal & The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost


Last Wednesday, with my hiking group, a great circular trail known as La Horizontal at el Puerto de Navafria in the limit that separates Madrid from Segovia.

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And I still keep hearing the lines of the poem that one of my colleagues taught me. Poetry and mountain go hand in hand.

The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

(Source: Poetry Foundation)

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