My mother was unable to walk due to MS. One of the big reasons I used to take photos of my adventures was for her to see the world. A way to bring her along with me. She passed away last year. So this mother's day weekend I decided to go do something with the physical capabilities I have left in honor of those who no longer can. It wasn't that long ago that I, too, couldn't do much from years of bad choices. But now, after years of better choices, I am able to do things I never thought myself capable of. Last weekend I put on a 25lb pack of camera gear and hiked 3.7 miles up 2,800 vertical feet to the summit of Dog Mountain. Then back down another 3.7 miles descending the 2,800 feet. (Note: If you do this hike you must go prepared. It is classed "strenuous". Search and rescue was there helping those who didn't prepare.) These photos were also taken as part of an ongoing project with Walla Walla General Hospital and may one day be hanging in their rehab clinic helping inspire those who are unable, to become able.
Wish you could see these pics mom. It was a beautiful day.