Happy Thanksgiving! I was thinking about the many reasons I have to be thankful this year, and want to start by thanking you. I’m so grateful that you are part of this amazing community of hikers, backpackers and adventurers.
Your stories continue to inspire me and countless others. And so I made this photo mosaic for you, using over 5,000 photos shared by all of you over the course of 2016.
I’m thankful for my health, and the ability to complete another Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge. I’m grateful we have such a wealth of amazing wilderness to explore, and I’m going to do my part to make sure it’s preserved for my grandkids.
Speaking of grandkids, I’m thankful for our growing family, with a third grandchild born this year. I look forward to showing them many of the outdoor places that are special to me.
I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving, and take time with family and friends to build memories this holiday. Go put some dirt under your feet and #OptOutside on Friday!
What are you thankful for?