–submitted by Colleen Chestnut
A few weeks ago, I was sitting at my desk staring idly at my computer between tasks. Whenever my computer is inactive for a few minutes, the screen saver begins cycling through a series of about 200 photos. Most are of my adventures: travelling, ocean kayaking, hiking and mountaineering. The vast majority are of mountaineering excursions, either with my hiking club or with one or two close friends. Although, I enjoy the solitude of my own thoughts and find pleasure in doing many activities alone, I prefer the company of others when I venture into the mountains.