Activity journal entry – August 7, 2022

While on vacation, my family always loves to hike in the places we visit. In Scotland we did an amazing hike to the top of Arthur’s Seat. It was a 2 ½ kilometer hike and it took us about 40 minutes. The hike was pretty steep but once we got going it wasn’t too hard. It was incredibly windy at the top of the peak, I thought I might get blown off the ridge! I love hiking in new places because it gives you an incredible view of the city/town and an understanding of the place you visit. Before you visit a new place, it’s hard to picture in your mind, and rather you imagine what it would be like, yet being able to see the city from a 360 view like this will always make me remember Scotland. This activity encompassed learning outcome #1: Strength & growth in the literal sense. I got a little stronger from doing this hike! I never used to like hiking as a kid, but I have learned to love it. It has grown on me, and now it's one of my favorite activities when I travel. Not only is it a good source of exercise but feels like a great accomplishment. Similarly, outcome #5: Showing perseverance and commitment was necessary to accomplish this hike. As mentioned, it was super windy and the path to the top was a bit rocky, which made it scary at times. The hike was a test of my abilities and it shows how commitment can lead to success and gratification. Overall it was a great experience and I really enjoyed it!

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