When I younger, I was more interested in hiking to my destination rather than enjoying my time along the way. Times have changed and I now realize that there is more fulfillment to my trips when I take my time and observe nature.
Some of my more memorable outings occurred when Iíve come across various animals, like the time I was hiking the Needle Peak Trail. I was in the woods when I heard an animal crashing through the bush heading in my direction. Thinking it could possibly be a bear, I quickly got my bear spray out and several seconds later a couple of mountain goats emerged from the bush, passed by me and headed up the trail leaving me far behind...
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