Thanks for this article. I hated hiking as a kid, was always the last hiker in
the troop as a scout, learned to enjoy trail hiking when working on scout camp
staff, and somehow have come to relish ascending mountain peaks as an adult. I
have often wondered why I climb up there. Something within seems to call me to
the summit. Perhaps it is the human reach for something divine or maybe the
knowledge that I come down somehow a better person than when I started.