The New York Times columnist (and native Oregonian) Nicholas Kristoff wrote about recently completing his six-year journey to hike the entire Pacific Crest Trail with his daughter.
He concluded his reflections on that journey with this thought:
“My escape to the wilderness is an annual therapy session, anchoring me to family and helping put me in my place. My legs are sore, my blisters are horrifying, and it looks as if I’ll lose a few toenails. All is well with the world.”