Here’s to Another Great Year of Hiking!

And it’s the invaluable advice, input, and really just hiking with them, that has made me not just a better hiker, but also someone who sees more value in experiences rather than material things.

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Today marks the anniversary of one full year of putting some quality, consistent hiking into my lifestyle. As far back as I can remember, I’ve always hiked off and on throughout the years but never on a regular basis. I regret that a little bit because I’ve discovered that we have some very beautiful mountains right here in SoCal. Then there’s Zion National Park, which I have been visiting annually for the past 10 years.

During this past year, I’ve done about 73 hikes of varying lengths and terrains. A 5-mile hike used to kick my ass, and my first summit of Mount Wilson last October had left me pretty sore and not walking much for two days. Now I can hike 16 miles and go out with Dena for a nice dinner afterwards. Some might say that’s crazy, but I love it. And isn’t life about doing things that you love to do?

I’ve gotten my inspiration from three amazing people who make hiking seem effortless, though it’s anything but. And it’s the invaluable advice, input, and really just hiking with them, that has made me not just a better hiker, but also someone who sees more value in experiences rather than material things. To commemorate this anniversary, here’s a few pics from this past year of experiences.

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