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A Challenge

the summit

At the valley's end it is conference time. Above is Mount Lougheed and the continuation of our path to the summit. The day has been progressing and it will need a fast, strenuous trek to get us to the top and back down to our cars before full darkness.

I've anticipated this moment and the decision it must bring. I had intended all along to make the hike to the summit; but now my desire for that challenge has melted away. Too much of the valley is still unseen. And so our group decides to split.