Landscape with forest mountains
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OK, folks, time for some real talk. I’m usually extra enthusiastic about these special days of observance when they’ve been officially declared by a body as eminent as the United Nations, and certainly I’ve enjoyed looking at, and driving around, countless mountains. But—and I say this with the utmost respect for both the U.N. and mountains—do we seriously need an International Mountain Day? I mean, what’s going to happen if we don’t celebrate mountains? Will they disappear…or just feel neglected? And if we do celebrate them, will they get…more mountainous? I mean, I get all the ways mountains are important, but what practical action should all that inspire? So I, personally, will be observing International Mountain Day by continuing to be aware of mountains, as I always am. Done!