In hiking, the amount of elevation gain, or to quote Wikipedia, cumulative elevation gain, or simply gain, is what makes a trail steep, really steep or not so steep.
It’s a fun event and it’s pretty cool to see the younger kids doing this.
My incomplete hike to Santiago Peak was not the most pleasant and rewarding hike I’ve ever done. I chalk it up to a good learning, and hiking experience.
I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
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.
Water is the most perfect traveller because when it travels it becomes the path itself.