She sits majestically along the Rift Valley. As thousands of people make their journey down the escarpment, she holds her head up high and dares anyone who has an ounce of adventure to come and climb her. It had been ages since I took on that dare. Every time I passed her, I’d always say “I’ll be back”. Her peak would proudly gleam, pointing to the heavens in response. She would call out to me and say “I am waiting”. She rises from the floor of the Great Rift Valley, an extinct volcano – she is Mount Longonot.
Hiking is my passion, my Zen. My call to the universe to satisfy this craving to hit peaks and to dare to explore, attracted a group of people who share this same desire – Women Who Hike (and the men who support women who hike). The name was befitting.
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