Whenever I start to believe that I'm a real hiker, I come up against a trail like The Enchantments Thru-Hike. The infamous Aasgard Pass certainly put me in my place. But the rewards of this hike are much greater than the price of admission and they are difficult to fully capture or express.
A big thanks to my good friend Angela for sharing her lottery-won Core Zone permits with us and organizing our group for this once-in-a-lifetime trip.
These are the experiences and the friendships that I live for. As long as my days are full of these, I don't think I will ever have any real regrets.