Last night we had a wonderful experience in Canmore, at the Alpine Club of Canada, where we talked with a group of enthusiastic hikers. Meeting so many fellow hikers at once was a rare and touching opportunity for us. Though their backgrounds were diverse, all openly expressed their passion for the outdoors, and—what most impressed us—all were genuine, direct, humble, sensitive, compassionate, and supportive of us and each other. No doubt they nurtured these qualities in themselves before their interest in hiking developed. But it seems the time they’ve spent in nature has strengthened their admirable attributes. Even if hiking isn’t entirely responsible for what we felt and witnessed last night, it clearly draws such people together. We’re grateful to be part of this tribe.
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