Today I’m thankful for going up the next hill.
We did a nice long hike today to help get acclimated. It was a nice 11-ish mile hike going up to Andrews Glacier. The views were amazing, the glacier huge, the water beatifully green blue. And to think we almost didn’t see it.
As we were heading out we missed a turn for our trail and had to back track aways. This mistake, mixed with getting used to hiking in this area made it tough for us to know how far we’d gone. We kept ascending and ran into this beautiful spot…
And to think, we almost missed it. We almost turned back before the payoff. How many times in life have I missed the beautiful rewarding view at the end that I’ve worked hard for because I turned back early? When should I have persevered, but instead called it good enough? When should I have been grittier?
All I know is that today we didn’t, today we kept going until the payoff.