This week’s photo challenge is Nostalgia and we couldn’t help but think of the Grand Canyon. After all, it was there, 15 years ago that Patti and I first committed to a major hike – a natural wonder of the world, the Grand Canyon. We were so new to hiking that we rented our backpacks, carried a double-sleeping bag that weighed a ton and wore boots that, for me at least, went back to high school. And, by the end of the first day, had begun to lose their Vibram soles. The experience left us exhausted but inspired. Patti would push me for the next ten years to see that we needed to to do the PCT. Hiking certainly is now our passion.