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It started out like any other hike. Full of sun, excitement and promise. The temperature was a warm 40-degrees Fahrenheit and getting warmer. The trail was going to be easy and familiar. But what followed turned out to be one of the most epic hikes we’ve ever done!
As the weather warmed the frozen ice, each step required more energy and time. What was meant to be a short, 5-mile beginner hike became a challenging 10-mile adventure that took us up through slippery, frozen ice, then down through 2-feet of slushy snow. It took us twice the amount of time that it should have with regular breaks so that our intrepid hikers could take a moment to remove their boots, dry their feet in the sun, and squeeze gallons of the frozen water from their socks!
By the time we made it to our departure point on the other side of our planned route 3 hours later than expected, we were already hiking in the moonlight. Search and rescue was called off and we rediscovered that it’s not just about being outdoors in such spectacular scenery, it’s also about the people you share it with, and the power and strength you find when you push yourself to the limit.