Hiking is like life
You won't always be comfortable. If you want to go far, you learn what to take and what to leave behind. Some moments are so beautiful that they take your breath away and lift your spirit for days. You know that challenges may come your way and you do what you can to prepare, but sometimes things can get downright scary. You learn that bravery is not about being unafraid, it's about accessing the will to move forward anyway. You learn about the strength in community. Each step makes you wiser.