My first solo peak hike in a while and I felt a catharsis that I haven't experienced before on the trails.
Almost three years into this journey and more positive changes happening... feels like the beginning, again.
Made my way up to Echo mountain this afternoon by way of the Sam Merrill trail. The elevation is approximately 3,200 feet. It’s well worth the hike if you want a nice view and a killer workout. I somehow made it up here in about an hour. I was on a mission today! 💪🏻
Today we honor a man that not only understood the ideals of a nation that promised freedom and opportunity to all people, but also had the courage to stand up for them. He reminded us that our greatest traits are compassion and love, and that these can overcome violence and hate if we are active and passionate about supporting one another. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
I am endlessly grateful that I have his example to lean on when it is not easy—when it requires courage—to be compassionate and loving.
Thank you for everything Mr. King.
P.S. Admission to all public lands is free today! 💚
P.P.S. I miss these two and our summer adventures across our beautiful country.