My family and I developed the motto "persistance and flexibiliy" as we approached Wheeler Peak, the highest point in New Mexico. Deep gravel covered the washed-out trail and two steps forward became one step back. How would we summit with the trail destroyed like this? We created an alternate route and struggled to our destination.
I signed Wheeler's register and read inscriptions left by previous hikers. To me, it didn't matter who needed three attempts to summit, who nailed it on the first try or who flew in on a helicopter. Everyone's journey is different and I reached my goal with Persistance and Flexibility.