I understood at a very early age that in nature, I felt everything I should feel in church but never did. Walking in the woods, I felt in touch with the universe and with the spirit of the universe. - Alice Walker
This is one of the first hikes I ever remember doing, over 20 years ago as a student on a school field trip. It’s now one I make a habit of doing at least once every year. If only all students were forced to climb a mountain as part of their educational experience.