Before I met my husband I had never heard of anyone hiking a letter. I never really got what it was until we were in Missoula last spring and I actually saw the stone letters in the side of the mountain. The boys all hiked the M together that week- it was something they’ve done at various times in their life. My husband always talks about how his Mom (Hi Debby!) would hike the M with them as kids. I like that it’s kind of in our family now- something my boys will do when we visit family out west. I think it’s a great tradition.
I’ve been reading a blog this past year and it’s really touched me- not just for the beautifully written posts and fantastic visuals, but the story. Oh the story. You can read it here if you aren’t already a nienie reader. There is inspiration around every turn with this story and it you HAVEN’T been reading, I suggest you do so.
Well, a year after her horrible accident, Nie is going to “hike the Y”. Let’s all join her in spirit- it’s been a long year and what a way to celebrate.