30 Before 30: Hike up a mountain (#26)

I recently wrote a blog post about making 30 goals for myself before turning the big 3-0. When I wrote that list I started to get a bit worried… I am already 24 so I don’t have the FULL decade to finish, but I have been trying my best.

I have already completed one! #PraiseHandsEmoji

#26. Hike up a mountain.

When Mr. Yell and I went on our road trip up here to Seattle, there was one hike I was adamant about completing: Avalanche Peak Hike in Yellowstone National Park.

I had been researching our trip for months, and when I found pictures of the hike, I just couldn’t forget about it.

I am not very athletic, and I am honestly a quitter. If things get hard or I feel uncomfortable I just quit. So for me this mountain represented so much. It was a challenge to myself to set a goal and complete the goal completely.

Guys, it was so worth it.

Finally reaching the peak after 2 hours of climbing steep trails and shale was the most incredible feeling. I felt so proud and honestly, somewhat amazed, of what I had done. It unlocked something inside of me that I didn’t know I had… That I can do it.

I can hike up a mountain. Crazy right?

All this to say: if there is something you want to try, but aren’t sure if you can do it, or if you “know” you can’t… do it anyway.Β  It may take you 2x, 5x, 10x longer than anyone else, but when you complete it, there is no better feeling.

Much love. Much grace.

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**Want to know more about my outdoor adventures or trips? Head over to my newest space: Adventures with the Yells

 

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