Speaking of a rut; whens the last time you went for a hike. No, not some big production with lots of planning; just a whim and an hour or two in some strange place.
It's always a wonder and pleasure to visit the Kaukasus Blog by Hans and Nutsa. What we have here in this part of NY State are NOT mountains - just foothills. If you want to see real mountains and wildness from that other side of the planet, visit their blog.
And if you were wondering just where in the world the Caucasus Mountains were, the top image is from the site called Views of the Earth. You'll have a lot of fun seeing the world from space. The images enlarge real nice. I'm always fascinated by mountains. They seem so different and strange from that perspective.