We always want to be on the mountain top, although not always as committed to the path it may take to climb there. Switchbacks seem like delay, undergrowth a barrier. The shadow side of a mountain can cause us to shiver; exposed outcrops blast us with the wind and the hot sun.
But what if every step mattered?
What if every turn a tool?
What if the elements were a blessing?
As always, the journey provides the greatest truth that makes the summit all the more glorious. Looking back on the path traveled, the climb becomes just as amazing as the final step.