It recently came up in conversation around the water cooler at the office that we, as Abilenians have endured what has been the hottest summer that I can ever remember. Numerous days in the triple digits. Every time you would go outside it was like walking into a giant hairdryer. We're still dealing with hot temperatures into late September. Personally, I've had enough of the hot weather. Bring on the Fall. Until it gets here, I found a way to escape, if even for a little while.

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Anybody who knows me knows I absolutely love the mountains. Big ones, small ones, ones with snow and ones without. If it's a mountain, let me at it. Lately, I've gotten into the habit of simply surfing the internet and looking at some of the most beautiful mountain ranges that mother nature has to offer. Plus, that mountain weather sure is nice compared to what we're still dealing with here in Abilene. If even for a moment, I escape into these pictures. Some of the most scenic mountain ranges have been spelled out by Travel and Leisure. Just imagine the sights, the sounds, and the smell of that mountain air. Take a minute to relax and feast your eyes on these beautiful works of art.

Look: Escape The Heat And Relax With These 10 Beautiful Mountain Ranges

If you're anything like me, you might feel somewhat refreshed, relaxed, and maybe even a little bit cooler. Hey, every little bit helps, right?

I do have some friends that are more "beach and sand" kind of people. But, nope. Not for me, it's always been the mountains. Sometimes just looking at a pleasant picture and switching into relax mode can help.

Did you know you can feel like you're in a mountain cabin without ever leaving Abilene? Keep scrolling to check out this mountain-style hunter Airbnb.

LOOK: At This Stunning Mountain Style Hunters Cabin Airbnb in Abilene

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