It’s the heart of the mountains (PCT Power Ballad)

Pop quiz: Do you know the name of the artist and song that inspired my newest PCT power ballad?

It’s the heart of the mountains
It’s the thrill of the hike
That just keeps me
Climbing up higher

So I hike through the daytime
And I hike through the night
Cause I hike, and I hike, and I hike
To the heart of the mountains!

Sometimes it’s rainy
And sometimes it’s bright
But the mountains they
Just keep on calling

Cause ’round every corner
There’s a brand new delight
So I hike, and I hike, and I hike
To the heart of the mountains

Though I’m always so hungry
And my shoes are too tight
But the trail it keeps
leading me higher

So I keep on climbing
As I take in the sights
As I hike, and I hike, and I hike
To the heart of the mountains

Sometimes my pack has
Impossible heft
And I just wish it
Was a bit lighter

But I hike mile after mile
‘Cause I’m living the life
So I smile, and I smile, and I smile
In the heart of the mountains

It’s the lure of the small town
It’s the thrill of the food
That just keeps making
This day grow longer
But I dream of the burgers
And I dream of the shakes
So I hike, and I hike, and I hike
To the next small town diner!

It’s the heart of the mountains
It’s the thrill of the hike
That just keeps me
Climbing up higher

So I hike through the daytime
And I hike through the night
Cause I hike, and I hike, and I hike
To the heart of the mountains!

5 thoughts on “It’s the heart of the mountains (PCT Power Ballad)

  1. I don’t know the name of the ballad, but I love it! My husband and I so enjoyed meeting you, Patches, in Sisters, over your Banana Shake and Pastrami Burger. I am so awed by your adventurous spirit, your courage, your discipline, and your passion for the mountains. Thank you for sharing your journey. Carol

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