When I first started these hikes 2 months ago, I never thought I would be able to accomplish this. Vinnie and I did this hike for the first time today. Definitely a challenge, but well worth it. The scenery was beautiful (taking more pictures next time). It is amazing what we can accomplish when we remove barriers and have an awesome support system. Vinnie kicks my butt, however he encourages me to keep moving ahead and is willing to wait for me when I need to stop. A year ago, a huge barrier was lifted for me when I lost my job. I'm not sure if it's human nature, but it seems like when someone is trying to improve themselves, insecure people will try to hold them back. Today proves I can accomplish many things in my life. I'm no longer afraid to take the necessary steps towards my future.