“And the group from Wisconsin will be climbing Mt. Zion!” The cheers filled me with excitement and eagerness. Although I had heard shocking stories about being 6,000 feet up, I didn't let them get to me. I was determined, confident, and fearless.
But on day one, my hips were chafing from the 60-pound backpack, my feet were blistering from the never-worn hiking boots, and – with my stubborn attitude never wanting to show defeat – my thoughts were driving me ballistic. Cemented into my mind was a no-quitting, impossible-is-not-a-word attitude. But I realized that this trip would test my attitude in every way possible.
“And for lunch, we will each be getting four crackers, a piece of cheese, and a piece of sausage.
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