As I was reading this, the tune from "The Sound of Music" came unbidden to mind: "Climb Every Mountain!" Should be the theme music behind any strenuous endeavor. Once you have lived in the mountains, however, like Maria, you will always want to be there. The plains will only make you feel dull and lacking. Sore muscles and blisters are small payment for the inspiration and feeling of attainment.
You daughter is so smart and funny! What a great family tradition and I will be content to just vicariously do the same with my children....without the blisters! In fact, I'm taking them out tonight to celebrate with some ice cream. Thanks for sharing your awesome story.
My Borah is our family's goal. The cool deal is that if I stay in decent shape running and exercising regularly, the "Borah hike" is ok in my 8th decade. It is important to keep moving every day so the pinnacle climbs are joyful.
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