10 Things I Learned on a Hike

We woke early to go on our morning sunrise hike up Doe Mountain (Sedona, AZ). We filled our water bottles and layered up for the brisk December weather. Our hearts sank when we saw the estimated arrival time on our Google Maps – 25 minutes. We had hoped to be there in 15. When we arrived in the parking area, it wasn’t clear where the trail head was. The Trail Forks app that a few friendly, Canadian mountain bikers recommended the day previously gave us a useful hint, and we were off. The trail started off with a gradual incline and easy walking. The further up we went, we encountered steeper moments and rocky ledges. Mary—eager to see the sunrise—charged ahead, and before I knew it, she was


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