Take Me to the Mountains. 

Where is your most favorite place on earth? 

For me, it’s the mountains. 

There’s something so special and magical about the FRESH and crisp mountain air. I love the quietness and stillness that you feel in the mountains. I love that you see wildlife and how simple and peaceful they live. There’s something so calming about the soft breezes you feel. 

I’m a lover of all of God’s creation, and I love many places… 

I love the desert… it’s where I live and where I grew up. I love the ocean.. it’s magical and overwhelming and beautiful… but my most favorite place in the world is the mountains. 
My love for the mountains and outdoors began when I was 18. 

And since then, my love for those things has only gotten stronger.
The mountains and outdoors are so special to me because both Damond and I have a passion for it and for hunting. Our best times together are when we are out hiking, hunting, and camping. 

I thought I’d share some of my favorite photos from my favorite times outdoors. 

[ALL photos belong to me (Olivia Aragon) and CAN NOT be used or taken without my permission] 

My favorite places! 

Pecos, New Mexico- where Damond and I went grouse hunting. 

Manzano Moyntains, New Mexico. Damond and i’s favorite place to hunt, hike, and get away! It’s only 45 minutes from where I live too! 

Spring turkey hunt in the Manzano Mountains 2016

Rio Grande River, New Mexico. Crane hunting 2016. 

Rio Grande River, NM. 

Jemez camping trip 2013 

Quail hunting in the Manzano Mountains 2017. 

Love seeing wildlife! 

I have many more photos from other hunts and hikes. These are all just a few from my favorites times. 

As I have said before, there is nothing, absolutely nothing I love more than being outdoors taking in God’s creation. 

What is your favorite thing to do outdoors or in the mountains? Where’s your most favorite place in the world? 

With love, 


44 thoughts on “Take Me to the Mountains. 

  1. We were just up in the mountains a few days ago in Northern Arizona!!! The mountains keep me centered–we try to visit every few months. Great pics!

  2. In Ontario, Canada there is nothing like this. This is simply beautiful. I have no doubt that mountains would be my favourite place too! So gorgeous.

  3. Yes!!! I grew up in Virginia right near the Blue Ridge Parkway. My husband and I just moved to Colorado from Florida. The mountains out here are different than those in Virginia but there is something about being near the mountains that feels like home!

  4. Here in New Jersey there is NOTHING like this. My husband and I long to see sights like this and hope to be able to explore the mountains one day.

  5. looks an amazing place to visit Honestly, I haven’t been on any Mountains and I want to see this in real. I bet that is so relaxing

  6. Love New Mexico. I have family out there. My favorite place is at the beach during the winter toward the late afternoon. There are usually no tourists and most of the time you get the beach to yourself.

    • Awesome! what part of New Mexico is your family from?! the beach-in winter- late afternoon- no tourists- sounds AMAZING!

    • Thank you so much Belle! I agree, I love how I can disconnect from everything when im in the mountains!

  7. Your mountain photos are gorgeous! The mountains are always impressive and beautiful way to feel connected with nature again. We recently took a family vacation to the mountains in Colorado.

    • Thank you soo much!! I have never been to Colorado but will finally get to go this april 🙂 Thanks for reading!!!

  8. I love the mountains, especially in Colorado with all the snow. They are so pretty and I agree, I love the crisp fresh air

    • Thank you! I love the beach so much, but the mountains will always be #1 in my heart! lol

  9. I couldn’t say I love the mountains, but I admit it that I like them a lot. I love the water, so let me live by the sea/ ocean and I’m happy. Love your photos!

    • LOVE THIS COMMENT SO MUCH! Thank you for reading and sharing this, I truly appreciate it and it makes me so happy!!

  10. Not a huge fan of mountains (maybe its because I’m afraid of heights) but my husband loves them and always makes us take the scenic route! Great blogpost!

    • Awww, my boyfriend is afraid of heights but is a total mountain man lol… idk how he does it! Thanks so much for reading!

    • I have never been to NC but it is on my list. I have lived in SC and it is an amazingly beautiful state!!!
      (never been to Florida either lol)

    • I have never been to Montana but I heard that it is so lovely! I know I would LOVE it over there from what I have heard and seen in photos:)

  11. Even though I am more like a summer person,I’m just in love with mountains.I can’t imagine a winter going by without a trip to the mountains
    Great photos 🙂

    • Thank you! Yes ma’am, early mornings in the mountains are my favorite!!! One of the best times to go! Thanks for reading 🙂

    • I’ve never been to Colorado! I’d like to check those mountains and wilderness our because I’ve heard nothing but great things about it, and I’m only a few hours from Colorado! 🙂 thanks for reading

  12. I love looking at the mountains of New Hampshire & Vermont as we drive by them, but have not gotten out and explored them that much. Maybe this summer?

    • I’ve never been to either Vermont or New Hampshire! But yes, you should make time to explore them this summer!! 🙂

  13. I love hiking with the kids. It’s time well spent. Aside from being able to explore the outdoors ans enjoying the view, it’s the wuality time that we spend together that I look forward to.

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