Just after worship today I will head to the airport to catch a flight to Dallas, Texas. I’ll be away for a week, backpacking in Guadalupe Mountains National Park with my friends Chuck Treadwell and Joe Perez. Here’s a picture from another trip—Mount Rainier in the summer of 2005—just to give you an idea of why I do it. Yes, I’m grizzled and footsore in this picture, but I’m sipping hot tea on the Wonderland Trail, with Mount Rainier looming over my left shoulder.
It doesn’t get any better than that.