What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
The air is cooler, the visibility from the summits are usually better than in the summer, and the leaves on the trees can make the trail glow as if it was on fire.
The wild ram embodies the mystery and magic of the mountains, the rocky canyons, the snowy peaks, the sweet, clean air of the high places, and the sense of being alone on the top of the world with the eagles, the marmots, and the wild sheep themselves.
It is only in appearance that time is a river. It is rather a vast landscape and it is the eye of the beholder that moves.
Romance often begins by a splashing waterfall and ends over a leaky sink.
In hiking, the amount of elevation gain, or to quote Wikipedia, cumulative elevation gain, or simply gain, is what makes a trail steep, really steep or not so steep.