“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings”
Romance often begins by a splashing waterfall and ends over a leaky sink.
No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.
For being so close to suburbia, this hike has a ‘far away land’ feel to it, and I’ll go so far as to say that, at times, it feels like being in a National Park.
Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
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.