Just because. That’s what today was all about. It wasn’t about meeting any of my goals, cranking out over 2 miles per hour, or hitting double digit miles. It was the exact opposite of the kind of hike I started off my summer on - finishing my 48 round 2 on Lafayette. And it represents what I hope to do a lot more of in the upcoming months. Rather than focusing so much on hiking because I feel like I need to prove myself to others, I want to hike because it brings me joy and feeds my soul. So here’s to more just because hikes.