May 29, 2012
Yes, that's where you stop and stand aside for the people who are tired, sweating, and out of breath coming up the hill who are ironically looking for any excuse to take a break and encourage them by telling them just how far it actually is to the top, and allow them to continue on without a break. And they thank you for it, sometimes. Pack it in, pack it out. Don't cut switchbacks. It's a lot like driving, don't be a roadblock, use the turnouts to let others pass, and don't tailgate- especially when bushwhacking off trail, it hurts. Wait until people are out of earshot to make fun of their get-up, and encourage others to respect the fellow hiker. That sort of thing.
Hmm.. my favorite hike is Mt. Persis, most difficult is Mt. Rainier
Lots, my list never ends...
Nature is my Mother and she loves me.